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

10 May the kings of Tarshish(A) and of distant shores(B)
    bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba(C) and Seba
    present him gifts.(D)
11 May all kings bow down(E) to him
    and all nations serve(F) him.

12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity(G) on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue(H) them from oppression and violence,
    for precious(I) is their blood in his sight.

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