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Psalm 72 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Glory and Universality of the Messiah’s Reign
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 - He will judge Your people with righteousness,
And Your poor with justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:3 - The mountains will bring peace to the people,
And the little hills, by righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:4 - He will bring justice to the poor of the people;
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:5 - They shall fear You[fn]
As long as the sun and moon endure,
Throughout all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:6 - He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
Like showers that water the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:7 - In His days the righteous shall flourish,
And abundance of peace,
Until the moon is no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him,
And His enemies will lick the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - The kings of Tarshish and of the isles
Will bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba
Will offer gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:11 - Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him;
All nations shall serve Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For He will deliver the needy when he cries,
The poor also, and him who has no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 - He will spare the poor and needy,
And will save the souls of the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will redeem their life from oppression and violence;
And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:15 - And He shall live;
And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him;
Prayer also will be made for Him continually,
And daily He shall be praised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - There will be an abundance of grain in the earth,
On the top of the mountains;
Its fruit shall wave like Lebanon;
And those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:17 - His name shall endure forever;
His name shall continue as long as the sun.
And men shall be blessed in Him;
All nations shall call Him blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:18 - Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel,
Who only does wondrous things!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:19 - And blessed be His glorious name forever!
And let 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.
NKJV Footnotes
Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint and Vulgate read They shall continue.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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