Psalms 72

72:1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son.
72:2 He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.
72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
72:4 He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5 They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.
72:6 He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.
72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him.
72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper.
72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.
72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:
72:15 And 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.
72:16 There 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.
72:17 His 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.
72:18 Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things:
72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen.
72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. Psalm 73 A Psalm of Asaph.