12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. 13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. 14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
15 Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long. 16 May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive[a] like the grass of the field. 17 May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun.
Then all nations will be blessed through him,[b] and they will call him blessed.
18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. 19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.
Psalm 72:16Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city
Psalm 72:17Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)
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