Psalm 72:1-20 NIV

Psalm 72:1-20 NIV [1] Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. [2] May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. [3] May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. [4] May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor. [5] May he endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. [6] May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. [7] In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more. [8] May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. [9] May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust. [10] May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts. [11] May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him. [12] For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. [13] He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. [14] He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. [15] Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long. [16] May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field. [17] May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. [18] Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. [19] Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen. [20] This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

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