Thematic Bible

Psalm 72:1 (show verse)

Give the king [knowledge of] Your judgments, O God,
And [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king’s son [to guide all his ways].

Psalm 72:2 (show verse)

May he judge Your people with righteousness,
And Your afflicted with justice.

Psalm 72:3 (show verse)

The mountains will bring peace and prosperity to the people,
And the hills, in [the establishment of] righteousness.

Psalm 72:4 (show verse)

May he bring justice to the poor among the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor,

Psalm 72:5 (show verse)

Let them fear You [with awe-inspired reverence and worship You with obedience] while the sun endures,
And as long as the moon [reflects light], throughout all generations.

Psalm 72:6 (show verse)

May he come down like rain on the mown grass,
Like showers that water the earth.

Psalm 72:7 (show verse)

In his days may the righteous flourish,
And peace abound until the moon is no more.

Psalm 72:8 (show verse)

May he also rule from sea to sea
And from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 72:9 (show verse)

The nomads of the desert will bow before him,
And his enemies will lick the dust.

Psalm 72:10 (show verse)

The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring offerings;
The kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.

Psalm 72:11 (show verse)

Yes, all kings will bow down before him,
All nations will serve him.

Psalm 72:12 (show verse)

For he will rescue the needy when he cries for help,
The afflicted and abused also, and him who has no helper.

Psalm 72:13 (show verse)

He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And he will save the lives of the needy.

Psalm 72:14 (show verse)

He will redeem their life from oppression and fraud and violence,
And their blood will be precious in His sight.

Psalm 72:15 (show verse)

So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let them pray for him continually;
Let them bless and praise him all day long.

Psalm 72:16 (show verse)

There will be an abundance of grain in the soil on the top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like [the cedars of] Lebanon,
And those of the city will flourish like grass of the earth.

Psalm 72:17 (show verse)

May his name endure forever;
May his name continue as long as the sun;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.

Psalm 72:18 (show verse)

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone does wonderful things.

Psalm 72:19 (show verse)

Blessed be His glorious name forever;
And may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen.

Psalm 72:20 (show verse)

The prayers of David son of Jesse are ended.
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