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Psalm 72 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son. 1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.
2 He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice. 2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. 3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor. 4 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.
5 They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations. 5 He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.
6 He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth. 6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more. 7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.
8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth. 8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust. 9 The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts.
11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him. 11 All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.
12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper. 12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save. 13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight: 14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
15 And they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: And men shall pray for him continually; They shall bless him all the day long. 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 There shall be abundance of grain in the earth upon the top of the mountains; The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 16 Let grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit flourish like Lebanon; let it thrive like the grass of the field.
17 His name shall endure for ever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun: And men shall be blessed in him; All nations shall call him happy. 17 May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.
18 Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things: 18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen. 19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. 20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.