72 Give the king Your judgments, God, And Your righteousness to the king’s son. 2 [a]May [b]he judge Your people with righteousness And [c]Your afflicted with justice. 3 [d]May the mountains bring [e]peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. 4 [f]May he vindicate the [g]afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy, And crush the oppressor.
5 [h]May they fear You while the sun shines, And [i]as long as the moon shines, throughout all generations. 6 [j]May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth. 7 [k]May the righteous flourish in his days, As well as an abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
8 May he also rule from sea to sea, And from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth. 9 [l]May the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust. 10 [m]May the kings of Tarshish and of the [n]islands bring gifts; May the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tributes. 11 [o]And may all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.
12 For he will save the needy when he cries for help, The [p]afflicted also, and him who has no helper. 13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And he will save the [q]lives of the needy. 14 He will [r]rescue their [s]life 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 [t]they are to pray for him continually; [u]They are to bless him all day long.
16 May there be abundance of grain on the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars ofLebanon; And may those from the city flourish like the vegetation of the earth. 17 May his name endure forever; May his name produce descendants [v]as long as the sun shines; And may peoplewish blessings on themselves by him; May 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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