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Psalm 72 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Reign of the Righteous King.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:1 - A Psalm of Solomon.
Give the king Your judgments, O God,
And Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - [fn]May [fn]he judge Your people with righteousness
And [fn]Your afflicted with justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:3 - [fn]Let the mountains bring [fn]peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:4 - [fn]May he vindicate the [fn]afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:5 - [fn]Let them fear You while the sun endures,
And [fn]as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:6 - [fn]May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
Like showers that water the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:7 - In his days [fn]may the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he also rule from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - [fn]Let the nomads of the desert bow before him,
And his enemies lick the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - [fn]Let the kings of Tarshish and of the [fn]islands bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba offer [fn]gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:11 - [fn]And let all kings bow down before him,
All nations serve him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,
The [fn]afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 - He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And the [fn]lives of the needy he will save.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will [fn]rescue their [fn]life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:15 - So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let [fn]them pray for him continually;
Let [fn]them bless him all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:17 - May his name endure forever;
May his name [fn]increase [fn]as long as the sun shines;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:18 - Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:19 - And blessed be His glorious name forever;
And 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, He will judge
Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered He since the typical reference is to the Messiah
Or, Your humble
Or, The mountains will bring
Or, prosperity
Or, He will vindicate
Or, humble
Or, They will fear
Literally: before the moon
Or, He will come down
Or, the righteous will flourish
Or, The nomads...will bow
Or, The kings...will bring
Or, coastlands
Or, tribute
Or, All kings will bow down
Or, humble
Literally: souls
Literally: redeem
Literally: soul
Literally: him
Or, sprout forth
Literally: before the sun

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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