Psalm 72 New American Standard Bible

The Reign of the Righteous King

72 Give the king Your judgments , O God , And Your righteousness to the king's son .

2  May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice . 3  Let the mountains bring peace to the people , And the hills , in righteousness . 4  May he vindicate the afflicted of the people , Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor . 5  Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon , throughout all generations . 6  May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth . 7  In his days may the righteous flourish , And abundance of peace till the moon is no more . 8  May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth . 9  Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust . 10  Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents ; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts . 11  And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him. 12  For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help , The afflicted also, and him who has no helper . 13  He will have compassion on the poor and needy , And the lives of the needy he will save . 14  He will rescue their life from oppression and violence , And their blood will be precious in his sight ; 15  So may he live , and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually ; Let them bless him all day long. 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 . 17  May his name endure forever ; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed .

18  Blessed be the Lord God , the God of Israel , Who alone works wonders . 19  And blessed be His glorious name forever ; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory . Amen , and Amen . 20  The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended .

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