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Psalm 72 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (71-1) <A psalm on Solomon.> (71-2) Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king’s son thy justice: 2 (71-2) To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment. 3 (71-3) Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice. 4 (71-4) He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor. 5 (71-5) And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon, throughout all generations. 6 (71-6) He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. 7 (71-7) In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken away. 8 (71-8) And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9 (71-9) Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground. 10 (71-10) The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: 11 (71-11) And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him. 12 (71-12) For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper. 13 (71-13) He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor. 14 (71-14) He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their names shall be honourable in his sight. 15 (71-15) And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: they shall bless him all the day. 16 (71-16) And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth. 17 (71-17) Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him. 18 (71-18) Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things. 19 (71-19) And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it. 20 (71-20) The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
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