Psalm 72:1-9 NIV

Of Solomon.

1 Endow the king with your justice,1 O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

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2 He willa judge your people in righteousness,2 your afflicted ones with justice.

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    • a 72:2 - Or "May he"; similarly in verses 3-11 and 17
      3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
      4 He will defend the afflicted3 among the people and save the children of the needy;4 he will crush the oppressor.5

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      5 He will endureb6 as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.7

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        • b 72:5 - Septuagint; Hebrew "You will be feared"
          6 He will be like rain8 falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

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          7 In his days the righteous will flourish;9 prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.

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          8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the Riverc10 to the ends of the earth.d11

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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.