Psalm 72:2-12 NIV

2 He willa judge your people in righteousness,1 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 afflicted2 among the people and save the children of the needy;3 he will crush the oppressor.4

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      5 He will endureb5 as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.6

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        • b 72:5 - Septuagint; Hebrew "You will be feared"
          6 He will be like rain7 falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

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          7 In his days the righteous will flourish;8 prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.

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          8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the Riverc9 to the ends of the earth.d10

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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 Tarshish11 and of distant shores12 will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba13 and Seba will present him gifts.14

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              11 All kings will bow down15 to him and all nations will serve16 him.

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              12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.