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Psalms 72

David, praying for Solomon, sheweth the goodness and glory of his, in type, and in truth, of Christ's Kingdom.

Psalms 72:1 A psalm on Solomon. Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king's son thy justice: Psalms 72:2 To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment. Psalms 72:3 Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice. Psalms 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor. Psalms 72:5 And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon, throughout all generations. Psalms 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. Psalms 72:7 In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken away. Psalms 72:8 And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Psalms 72:9 Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground. Psalms 72:10 The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: Psalms 72:11 And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him. Psalms 72:12 For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper. Psalms 72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor. Psalms 72:14 He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their names shall be honourable in his sight. Psalms 72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: they shall bless him all the day. Psalms 72:16 And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth. Psalms 72:17 Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him.

He blesseth God.

Psalms 72:18 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things. Psalms 72:19 And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it. Psalms 72:20 The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

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