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Psalm 72 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By Shlomo: God, give the king your fairness in judgment, endow this son of kings with your righteousness, 1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.
2 so that he can govern your people rightly and your poor with justice. 2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.
3 May mountains and hills provide your people with peace through righteousness. 3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 May he defend the oppressed among the people, save the needy and crush the oppressor. 4 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.
5 May they fear you as long as the sun endures and as long as the moon, through all generations. 5 He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.
6 May he be like rain falling on mown grass, like showers watering the land. 6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days, let the righteous flourish and peace abound, till the moon is no more. 7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.
8 May his empire stretch from sea to sea, from the [Euphrates] River to the ends of the earth. 8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 May desert-dwellers bow before him; may his enemies lick the dust. 9 The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and the coasts will pay him tribute; the kings of Sh'va and S'va will 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 Yes, all kings will prostrate themselves before him; all nations will serve him. 11 All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.
12 For he will rescue the needy when they cry, the poor too and those with none to help them. 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 lives 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 them from oppression and violence; their blood will be precious in his view. 14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
15 May [the king] live long! May they give him gold from the land of Sh'va! May they pray for him continually; yes, bless him all 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 May there be an abundance of grain in the land, all the way to the tops of the mountains. May its crops rustle like the L'vanon. May people blossom in the city like the grasses in the fields. 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 May his name endure forever, his name, Yinnon, as long as the sun. May people bless themselves in him, may all nations 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 ADONAI, God, the God of Isra'el, who alone works wonders. 18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Blessed be his glorious name forever, and may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen. Amen. 19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
20 This completes the prayers of David the son of Yishai. 20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.