Psalm 72

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(English translation got from website: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo

except for verse 9 following the version of the website https://www.biblegateway.com/ (New International Version)

  1. Concerning Solomon. O God, give Your judgments to a king and Your righteousness to a king’s son.
  2. May he judge Your people justly, and Your poor people with justice.
  3. May the mountains bear peace for the people, and the hills-through righteousness.
  4. May he judge the poor of the people; may he save the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.
  5. May they fear You in the presence of the sun and before the moon for generations upon generations.
  6. May it descend as rain upon cut vegetation, as raindrops that drip upon the earth.
  7. May the righteous flourish in his days, and much peace until there is no moon.
  8. And may he reign from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the land.
  9. May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.
  10. May the kings of Tarshish and the isles return tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba approach with a gift.
  11. And all kings will prostrate themselves to him; may all nations serve him.
  12. For he will save a needy one who cries out, and a poor one who has no helper.
  13. He will have pity on the poor and needy, and he will save the souls of the needy.
  14. From blows and from robbery he will redeem their soul, and their blood will be dear in his eyes.
  15. And may he live, and He will give him of the gold of Sheba, and may He pray for him constantly; all the days may He bless him.
  16. May there be an abundance of grain in the land, on the mountain peaks; may its fruit rustle like Lebanon, and they will blossom forth from the city like the grass of the earth.
  17. May his name be forever; before the sun, his name will be magnified, and [people] will bless themselves with him; all nations will praise him.
  18. Blessed is the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who performs wonders alone.
  19. And blessed is His glorious name forever, and His glory will fill the entire earth. Amen and amen.
  20. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are completed.