72 Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king’s son. 2 [a]May [b]he judge Your people with righteousness And [c]Your afflicted with justice. 3 [d]Let the mountains bring [e]peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. 4 [f]May he vindicate the [g]afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
5 [h]Let them fear You while the sun endures, And [i]as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6 [j]May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth. 7 In his days [k]may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
8 May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth. 9 [l]Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust. 10 [m]Let the kings of Tarshish and of the [n]islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer [o]gifts. 11 [p]And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.
12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The [q]afflicted also, and him who has no helper. 13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the [r]lives of the needy he will save. 14 He will [s]rescue their [t]life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight; 15 So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let [u]them pray for him continually; Let [v]them bless him all day long.
16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars ofLebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth. 17 May his name endure forever; May his name [w]increase [x]as long as the sun shines; And let menbless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. 19 And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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