Psalms Chapter 72 |
O God, endow the king with Your judgments,
the king’s son with Your righteousness;
2that he may judge Your people rightly,
Your lowly ones, justly.
3Let the mountains produce well-being for the people,
the hills, the reward of justice.
4Let him champion the lowly among the people,
deliver the needy folk,
and crush those who wrong them.
5Let them fear You as long as the sun shines,
while the moon lasts, generations on end.
6Let him be like rain that falls on a mown field,
like a downpour of rain on the ground,
7that the righteous may flourish in his time,
and well-being abound, till the moon is no more.
8Let him rule from sea to sea,
from the river to the ends of the earth.
9Let desert-dwellers kneel before him,
and his enemies lick the dust.
10Let kings of Tarshish and the islands pay tribute,
kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
11Let all kings bow to him,
and all nations serve him.
12For he saves the needy who cry out,
the lowly who have no helper.
13He cares about the poor and the needy;
He brings the needy deliverance.
14He redeems them from fraud and lawlessness;
the shedding of their blood weighs heavily upon him.
15So let him live, and receive gold of Sheba;
let prayers for him be said always,
blessings on him invoked at all times.
16Let abundant grain be in the land, to the tops of the mountains;
let his crops thrive like the forest of Lebanon;
and let men sprout up in towns like country grass.
17May his name be eternal;
while the sun lasts, may his name endure;
let men invoke his blessedness upon themselves;
let all nations count him happy.
18Blessed is the Lord God, God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things;
19Blessed is His glorious name forever;
His glory fills the whole world.
Amen and Amen.
20End of the prayers of David son of Jesse.
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