Psalm 72

Of Solomon.

Endow the king with your justice,(A) O God,
    the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness,(B)
    your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
    the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted(C) among the people
    and save the children of the needy;(D)
    may he crush the oppressor.(E)
May he endure[a](F) as long as the sun,
    as long as the moon, through all generations.(G)
May he be like rain(H) falling on a mown field,
    like showers watering the earth.
In his days may the righteous flourish(I)
    and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,(A)
    who alone does marvelous deeds.(B)
19 Praise be to his glorious name(C) forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.(D)
Amen and Amen.(E)

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