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Psalm 72 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:1 - Of Solomon. Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:3 - May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:4 - May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:5 - May he endure[fn] as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:6 - May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:7 - In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he rule from sea to sea and from the River[fn] to the ends of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:11 - May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 - He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:15 - Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive[fn] like the grass of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:17 - May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him,[fn] and they will call him blessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:18 - Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:19 - Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:20 - This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared
That is, the Euphrates
Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city
Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)

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