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Psalm 72 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Give the King Your Justice

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:1 - Of Solomon.
Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to the royal son!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:3 - Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:4 - May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:5 - May they fear you[fn] while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:6 - May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:7 - In his days may the righteous flourish,
and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River[fn] to the ends of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - May desert tribes bow down before him,
and his enemies lick the dust!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands
render him tribute;
may the kings of Sheba and Seba
bring gifts!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:11 - May all kings fall down before him,
all nations serve him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For he delivers the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 - He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
and precious is their blood in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:15 - Long may he live;
may gold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made for him continually,
and blessings invoked for him all the day!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - May there be abundance of grain in the land;
on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may people blossom in the cities
like the grass of the field!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:17 - May his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
May people be blessed in him,
all nations call him blessed!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:18 - Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:19 - Blessed be his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and Amen!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:20 - The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
ESV Footnotes
Septuagint He shall endure
That is, the Euphrates

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