Psalms 72:3

3 May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.

Psalms 72:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 72:3

The mountains shall bring peace to the people
The people of God, as before. Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret this of the nations, and kings of the nations, comparable to mountains and hills, as in ( Micah 6:1 Micah 6:2 ) ; that should make peace with Israel in the days of Solomon, and in the days of the King Messiah. Jarchi, of the abundance of fruit the mountains and hills should bring forth; so that there would be no contention among men about gathering it; but everyone would invite his neighbour to partake thereof, according to ( Zechariah 3:10 ) , and so the Midrash F16. The Targum explains it of the inhabitants of the mountains; and may be applied to the churches of Christ, comparable to the mountains for their firmness and stability, ( Isaiah 2:2 ) ( 11:9 ) ( 25:6 ) ; and to the abundance of peace, holiness, and righteousness, that should be found in them in the times of Christ; or to the ministers of the Gospel, whose feet are beautiful, upon the mountains publishing peace and salvation by Christ, ( Isaiah 52:7 ) ;

and the little hills by righteousness:
that is, shall bring peace, by or with righteousness, the righteousness of Christ; the effect of which is spiritual peace and joy, ( Romans 5:1 ) ( 14:17 ) .


F16 In Yalkut Simeoni, ut supra. (par. 2. fol. 112. 2.)

Psalms 72:3 In-Context

1 Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king's son.
2 May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
3 May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.
4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.
5 May he live while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.