Psalm 72 (ASV 1901)
A Psalm of Solomon.
1Give the king thy judgments, O God,
And thy righteousness unto the king’s son.
2He will judge thy people with righteousness,
And thy poor with justice.
3The mountains shall bring peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
4He will judge the poor of the people,
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor.
5They shall fear thee while the sun endureth,
And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6He will come down like rain upon the mown grass,
As showers that water the earth.
7In his days shall the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;
And his enemies shall lick the dust.
10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute:
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;
All nations shall serve him.
12For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,
And the poor, that hath no helper.
13He will have pity on the poor and needy,
And the souls of the needy he will save.
14He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence;
And precious will their blood be in his sight:
15And they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
And men shall pray for him continually;
They shall bless him all the day long.
16There shall be abundance of grain in the earth upon the top of the mountains;
The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon:
And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17His name shall endure for ever;
His name shall be continued as long as the sun:
And men shall be blessed in him;
All nations shall call him happy.
18Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel,
Who only doeth wondrous things:
19And blessed be his glorious name for ever;
And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen, and Amen.
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.