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Psalm 72

The Reign of the Righteous King.

A Psalm of Solomon.

1 Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.
2 May [fn] he [fn] judge Your people with righteousness And Your [fn] afflicted with justice.
3 Let [fn] the mountains bring peace [fn] to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
4 May [fn] he vindicate the afflicted [fn] of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

5 Let [fn] them fear You while the sun endures, And as [fn] long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6 May [fn] he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.
7 In his days may [fn] the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.

8 May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 Let [fn] the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.
10 Let [fn] the kings of Tarshish and of the islands [fn] bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts [fn].
11 And [fn] let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted [fn] also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives [fn] of the needy he will save.
14 He will rescue [fn] their life [fn] from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;
15 So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them [fn] pray for him continually; Let them [fn] bless him all day long.

16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
17 May his name endure forever; May his name increase [fn] as [fn] long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.
19 And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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