Psalm 72

1David praying for Solomon, sheweth the happiness, justice, and glory, of his reign, and of Christ's kingdom under that type: 18he blesseth God.

0 a Psalm afor Solomon.

1 Give 1the king thy judgments, O God, and 2thy righteousness unto the king's son.

2 He 1shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

3 The 1mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

4 He 1shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and 2shall break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They 1shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

6 He 1shall come down like rain upon 2the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

7 In 1his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace aso long as the moon endureth.

8 He 1shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto 2the ends of the earth.

9 They 1that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The 1kings of Tarshish and of 2the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and 3Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yea, 1all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

12 For 1he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

13 He 1shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

14 He 1shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

15 And 1he shall live, and ato him shall be given of 2the gold of Sheba: 3prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

16 There 1shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: 2and they of the city shall flourish 3like grass of the earth.

17 His 1name ashall endure for ever: his name bshall be continued as long as the sun: 2and men shall be blessed in him: 3all nations shall call him blessed.

18 1Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let 1the whole earth be filled with his glory; 2Amen, and Amen.

20 The 1prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.