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Psalm 72


Of Solomon.j

God, give your justice to the king

and your righteousness to the king’s son.k

He will judge your people with righteousness

and your afflicted ones with justice.l

May the mountains bring well-being* to the people

and the hills, righteousness.m

May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,

help the poor,

and crush the oppressor.n

May they fear youB while the sun endures

and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.o

May the king be like rain that falls on the cut grass,

like spring showers that water the earth.p

May the righteousC flourish in his days

and well-being abound

until the moon is no more.q

May he rule from sea to sea

and from the Euphrates

to the ends of the earth.r

May desert tribes kneel before him

and his enemies lick the dust.s

10 May the kings of Tarshish

and the coasts and islands bring tribute,

the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.t

11 Let all kings bow in homage to him,

all nations serve him.u

12 For he will rescue the poor who cry out

and the afflicted who have no helper.v

13 He will have pity on the poor and helpless

and save the lives of the poor.w

1He will redeem them from oppression and violence,

for their lives areD preciousE in his sight.x

15 May he live long!

May gold from Sheba be given to him.

May prayer be offered for him continually,

and may he be blessed all day long.y

16 May there be plenty of grain in the land;

may it wave on the tops of the mountains.

May its crops be like Lebanon.

May people flourish in the cities

like the grass of the field.z

17 May his name endure forever;

as long as the sun shines,

may his fame increase.

May all nations be blessed by him

and call him blessed.aa

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,

who alone does wonders.ab

19 Blessed be his glorious name forever;

the whole earth is filled with his glory.ac

Amen and amen.

20 The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded.ad


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