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

15 Long may he live!
    May gold from Sheba(D) be given him.
May people ever pray for him
    and bless him all day long.(E)
16 May grain(F) abound throughout the land;
    on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops(G) flourish like Lebanon(H)
    and thrive[a] like the grass of the field.(I)
17 May his name endure forever;(J)
    may it continue as long as the sun.(K)

Then all nations will be blessed through him,[b]
    and they will call him blessed.(L)

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,(M)
    who alone does marvelous deeds.(N)
19 Praise be to his glorious name(O) forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.(P)
Amen and Amen.(Q)

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.(R)

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  1. Psalm 72:16 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city
  2. Psalm 72:17 Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)

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