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