Psalm 72:8-17 NIV

8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the Rivera1 to the ends of the earth.b2

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    • c 72:8 - That is, the Euphrates
    • d 72:8 - Or "the end of the land"
      9 The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust.
      10 The kings of Tarshish3 and of distant shores4 will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba5 and Seba will present him gifts.6

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      11 All kings will bow down7 to him and all nations will serve8 him.

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      12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
      13 He will take pity9 on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

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      14 He will rescue10 them from oppression and violence, for precious11 is their blood in his sight.

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      15 Long may he live! May gold from Sheba12 be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.13

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      16 Let grain14 abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit15 flourish like Lebanon;16 let it thrive like the grass of the field.17

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      17 May his name endure forever;18 may it continue as long as the sun.19 All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.20

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