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Psalms 72:1
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A Psalm of Solomon.

Give the king (a)Your judgments, O God, And (b)Your righteousness to the king's son.
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Psalms 72:2
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[a]May [b]he (c)judge Your people with righteousness And [c](d)Your afflicted with justice.
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Psalms 72:3
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[d]Let the mountains bring [e](e)peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
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Psalms 72:4
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[f]May he (f)vindicate the [g]afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
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Psalms 72:5
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[h]Let them fear You (g)while the sun endures, And [i]as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
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Psalms 72:6
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[j]May he come down (h)like rain upon the mown grass, Like (i)showers that water the earth.
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Psalms 72:7
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In his days [k]may the (j)righteous flourish, And (k)abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
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Psalms 72:8
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May he also rule (l)from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
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Psalms 72:9
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[l]Let (m)the nomads of the desert (n)bow before him, And his enemies (o)lick the dust.
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Psalms 72:10
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[m]Let the kings of (p)Tarshish and of the [n](q)islands bring presents; The kings of (r)Sheba and (s)Seba (t)offer [o]gifts.
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Psalms 72:11
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[p]And let all (u)kings bow down before him, All (v)nations serve him.
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Psalms 72:12
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For he will (w)deliver the needy when he cries for help, The [q]afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
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Psalms 72:13
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He will have (x)compassion on the poor and needy, And the [r]lives of the needy he will save.
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Psalms 72:14
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He will [s](y)rescue their [t]life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be (z)precious in his sight;
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Psalms 72:15
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So may he live, and may the (aa)gold of Sheba be given to him; And let [u]them pray for him continually; Let [v]them bless him all day long.
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Psalms 72:16
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May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of (ab)Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like (ac)vegetation of the earth.
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Psalms 72:17
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May his (ad)name endure forever; May his name [w]increase [x](ae)as long as the sun shines; And let men (af)bless themselves by him; (ag)Let all nations call him blessed.
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Psalms 72:18
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(ah)Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone (ai)works wonders.
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Psalms 72:19
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And blessed be His (aj)glorious name forever; And may the whole (ak)earth be filled with His glory. (al)Amen, and Amen.
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Psalms 72:20
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The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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