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Psalm 72 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Prayer for the King

Of Solomon.

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God, give your justice to the king

and your righteousness to the king’s son.

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He will judge your people with righteousness

and your afflicted ones with justice.

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May the mountains bring well-being[fn] to the people

and the hills, righteousness.

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May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,

help the poor,

and crush the oppressor.

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May they fear you[fn] while the sun endures

and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

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May the king be like rain that falls on the cut grass,

like spring showers that water the earth.

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May the righteous[fn] flourish in his days

and well-being abound

until the moon is no more.

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May he rule from sea to sea

and from the Euphrates

to the ends of the earth.

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May desert tribes kneel before him

and his enemies lick the dust.

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May the kings of Tarshish

and the coasts and islands bring tribute,

the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

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Let all kings bow in homage to him,

all nations serve him.

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For he will rescue the poor who cry out

and the afflicted who have no helper.

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He will have pity on the poor and helpless

and save the lives of the poor.

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He will redeem them from oppression and violence,

for their lives are[fn] precious[fn] in his sight.

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May 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.

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May 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.

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May 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.

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Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel,

who alone does wonders.

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Blessed be his glorious name forever;

the whole earth is filled with his glory.

Amen and amen.

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The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded.

CSB Footnotes
Or peace, also in v. 7
LXX reads May he continue
Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer read May righteousness
Lit their blood is
Or valuable

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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