The Reign of the Righteous King.

1 Give the king 1Your judgments, O God, And 2Your righteousness to the king's son.
References for Psalms 72:1
2 May he 3judge Your people with righteousness And 4Your afflicted with justice.
References for Psalms 72:2
    • a 72:2 - Or "He" will judge
    • b 72:2 - Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered "He" since the typical reference is to the Messiah
    • c 72:2 - Or "Your humble"
      3 Let the mountains bring 5peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
      References for Psalms 72:3
        • d 72:3 - Or "The mountains will bring"
        • e 72:3 - Or "prosperity"
          4 May he 6vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
          References for Psalms 72:4
            • f 72:4 - Or "He will vindicate"
            • g 72:4 - Or "humble"
              5 Let them fear You 7while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
              References for Psalms 72:5
                • h 72:5 - Or "They will fear"
                • i 72:5 - Lit "before the moon"
                  6 May he come down 8like rain upon the mown grass, Like 9showers that water the earth.
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                  7 In his days may the 10righteous flourish, And 11abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
                  References for Psalms 72:7
                    • k 72:7 - Or "the righteous will flourish"
                      8 May he also rule 12from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
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                      9 Let 13the nomads of the desert 14bow before him, And his enemies 15lick the dust.
                      References for Psalms 72:9
                        • l 72:9 - Or "The nomads...will bow"
                          10 Let the kings of 16Tarshish and of the 17islands bring presents; The kings of 18Sheba and 19Seba 20offer gifts.
                          References for Psalms 72:10
                            • m 72:10 - Or "The kings...will bring"
                            • n 72:10 - Or "coastlands"
                            • o 72:10 - Or "tribute"
                              11 And let all 21kings bow down before him, All 22nations serve him.
                              References for Psalms 72:11
                                • p 72:11 - Or "All kings will bow down"
                                  12 For he will 23deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
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                                  13 He will have 24compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.
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                                  14 He will 25rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be 26precious in his sight;
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                                      15 So may he live, and may the 27gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.
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                                          16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of 28Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like 29vegetation of the earth.
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                                          17 May his 30name endure forever; May his name increase 31as long as the sun shines; And let men 32bless themselves by him; 33Let all nations call him blessed.
                                          References for Psalms 72:17
                                            • w 72:17 - Or "sprout forth"
                                            • x 72:17 - Lit "before the sun"
                                              19 And blessed be His 36glorious name forever; And may the whole 37earth be filled with His glory. 38Amen, and Amen.
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                                              20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.