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Psalm 72

Give the King Your Justice
Of #Ps. 127, titleSolomon.
1Give the king your #[1 Chr. 22:12]justice, O God,
and your righteousness to the royal son!
2May he #Isa. 9:7; 11:2-4; 32:1; See Ps. 122:5judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
3Let the mountains bear #[Ps. 85:10; Isa. 32:17; 52:7]prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor!
5May they fear you#72:5 Septuagint He shall endure while #ver. 7, 17; Ps. 89:36, 37; Jer. 31:35, 36; [Jer. 33:20, 25] the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, #Ps. 89:4; [Luke 1:33]throughout all generations!
6May he be like #2 Sam. 23:4; Hos. 6:3 rain that falls on #Amos 7:1 the mown grass,
like #Deut. 32:2; [Ps. 65:10; Job 5:10]showers that water the earth!
7In his days may #See Ps. 92:12 the righteous flourish,
and #Isa. 2:4; [Eph. 2:14]peace abound, till the moon be no more!
8May he have dominion from #Ex. 23:31; 1 Kgs. 4:21, 24; Zech. 9:10; [Ps. 80:11; 89:25] sea to sea,
and from #Ex. 23:31; 1 Kgs. 4:21, 24; Zech. 9:10; [Ps. 80:11; 89:25] the River#72:8 That is, the Euphrates to the #See Ps. 2:8ends of the earth!
9May desert tribes #Ps. 22:29 bow down before him,
and his enemies #Isa. 49:23; Mic. 7:17lick the dust!
10May the kings of #1 Kgs. 10:22 Tarshish and of #Isa. 42:10, 12; 51:5; 60:9 the coastlands
render him #See Ps. 68:29; 1 Sam. 10:27 tribute;
may the kings of #See 1 Kgs. 10:1 Sheba and #Gen. 10:7; Isa. 43:3; 45:14Seba
bring gifts!
11May all kings #Isa. 49:7, 23fall down before him,
all nations serve him!
12For he delivers #See Job 29:12-17the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
13He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
and #Ps. 116:15; 2 Kgs. 1:13precious is their blood in his sight.
15Long may he live;
may #1 Kgs. 10:10 gold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made #Deut. 9:20for him continually,
and blessings invoked for him all the day!
16May there be abundance of grain in the land;
on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may people #Ps. 92:7 blossom in the cities
like the #Job 5:25grass of the field!
17 # Ps. 104:31; [Ps. 89:36] May his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
# Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4 May people be blessed in him,
# Luke 1:48 all nations call him blessed!
18 # See Ps. 41:13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who alone does #Ps. 77:14; 86:10; 136:4; Ex. 15:11; See Job 5:9wondrous things.
19Blessed be his #Neh. 9:5 glorious name forever;
may #Num. 14:21 the whole earth be filled with his glory!
# Ps. 41:13 Amen and Amen!
20 # Ps. 17, title; 55:1; 86, title The prayers of #2 Sam. 23:1David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

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