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A Prayer for the King[a]

72 Teach the king to judge with your righteousness, O God;
    share with him your own justice,
so that he will rule over your people with justice
    and govern the oppressed with righteousness.

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  1. Psalm 72:1 HEBREW TITLE: By Solomon.

May righteousness flourish in his lifetime,
    and may prosperity last as long as the moon gives light.

(A)His kingdom will reach from sea to sea,
    from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth.

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10 The kings of Spain and of the islands will offer him gifts;
    the kings of Sheba and Seba[a] will bring him offerings.
11 All kings will bow down before him;
    all nations will serve him.

12 He rescues the poor who call to him,
    and those who are needy and neglected.
13 He has pity on the weak and poor;
    he saves the lives of those in need.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:10 Sheba was toward the south in Arabia and Seba was on the opposite side of the Red Sea.

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