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Psalms 72 (asv)

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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,

And thy poor with justice.

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.

72:20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.


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