Psalm 72 A Prayer for the King Solomonic. 72 1God, give Your justice to the king and Your righteousness to the king’s son. 2He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted ones with justice. 3May the mountains bring prosperity[L] to the people and the hills, righteousness. 4May he vindicate the afflicted among the people, help the poor, and crush the oppressor. 5May he continue[M] while the sun endures and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth. 7May the righteous[N] flourish in his days and prosperity[O] abound until the moon is no more. 8May he rule from sea to sea and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth. 9May desert tribes kneel before him and his enemies lick the dust. 10May the kings of Tarshish and the coasts and islands bring tribute, the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 11Let all kings bow down to him, all nations serve him. 12For he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. 13He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor. 14He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are[P] precious[Q] in his sight. 15May he live long! May gold from Sheba be given to him. May prayer be offered for him continually, and may he be blessed all day long. 16May there be plenty of grain in the land; may it wave on the tops of the mountains. May its crops be like Lebanon. May people flourish in the cities like the grass of the field. 17May his name endure forever; as long as the sun shines, may his fame increase. May all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed. 18May the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does wonders, be praised. 19May His glorious name be praised forever; the whole earth is filled with His glory. Amen and amen. 20The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded.
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