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Psalm 72 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:1 - A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king thy justice, O God, and thy righteousness to the royal son!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - May he judge thy people with righteousness, and thy 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 needy, and crush the oppressor!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:5 - May he live 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 righteousness 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 to the ends of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - May his foes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles 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 men blossom forth from the cities like the grass of the field!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:17 - May his name endure for ever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May men bless themselves by 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 for ever; may his glory fill the whole earth! Amen and Amen!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:20 - The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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