Psalm 72 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

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David begins with a prayer for Solomon.

This psalm belongs to Solomon in part, but to Christ more fully and clearly. Solomon was both the king and the king's son, and his pious father desired that the wisdom of God might be in him, that his reign might be a remembrance of the kingdom of the Messiah. It is the prayer of a father for his child; a dying blessing. The best we can ask of God for our children is, that God would give them wisdom and grace to know and to do their duty. (Ps

72:2-17)

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He passes into a prophecy of the glories of his reign, and of Christ's kingdom.

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