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17 May his name be forever;
    as long as the sun, may his name endure.(A)
May the tribes of the earth give blessings with his name;[a]
    may all the nations regard him as favored.(B)
18 [b]Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
    who alone does wonderful deeds.(C)
19 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
    may he fill all the earth with his glory.(D)
Amen and amen.

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Footnotes

  1. 72:17 May the tribes of the earth give blessings with his name: an echo of the promise to the ancestors (Gn 12:3; 26:4; 28:14), suggesting that the monarchy in Israel fulfilled the promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. 72:18–19 A doxology marking the end of Book II of the Psalter.

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