The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

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

His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

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

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

The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.” – Psalm 72 (KJV)




One Comment

  1. God, give your authority to judge to the King.
    Give your righteousness to the Son of the King.
    He will judge your people with righteousness.
    He will judge your afflicted ones with justice.
    The mountains will deliver peace to the people.
    The hills will produce righteousness.
    He will obtain justice for the afflicted among the people.
    He will save the children of the poor,
    but he will crush the oppressor.

    They will fear you[a] as long as the sun remains,
    and as long as the moon endures, through all generations.
    He will come down like rain on a mown field,
    like showers, like a downpour on the earth.
    In his days the righteous will flourish,
    and peace will be plentiful till the moon is no more.

    He will rule[b] from sea to sea
    and from the River[c] to the ends of the earth.
    Those who dwell in the desert will bow before him,
    and his enemies will lick the dust.
    The kings of Tarshish and of the sea coasts will bring tribute.
    The kings of Sheba and Seba will offer him gifts.
    All kings will bow down to him.
    All nations will serve him.

    He will certainly deliver the poor person who cries out,
    as well as the afflicted, and the one who has no helper.
    He will take pity on the weak and the poor.
    He will save the lives of the poor.
    From oppression and violence he will redeem their lives,
    because their blood is precious in his sight.

    May the King live![d]
    May gold from Sheba be offered to him.
    May people always pray for him.
    May they bless him all day long.
    Let there be an abundance of grain in the land.
    Let it wave on the top of the mountains.
    Let its fruit trees be like the cedars of Lebanon.[e]
    Let people from the city flourish like the grass of the land.
    May his name endure forever.
    May his name flourish as long as the sun.
    They will be blessed through him.
    All nations will call him blessed.

    Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
    who alone does marvelous deeds.
    Blessed be his glorious name forever.
    May the whole earth be filled with his glory.

    Amen and Amen.

    This ends the prayers of David son of Jesse. – Psalm 72 (EHV)

    Footnotes:
    [a] Psalm 72:5 The translation follows the Hebrew. The Greek Old Testament reads he will endure.
    [b] Psalm 72:8 Or may he rule. Hebrew verb forms in this section that are translated as prophecy could also be translated as prayer, for example, may he rule.
    [c] Psalm 72:8 That is, the Euphrates River
    [d] Psalm 72:15 The Hebrew has singular pronouns throughout. For clarity the implied nouns have been supplied in the translation.
    [e] Psalm 72:16 Hebrew let its fruit be like Lebanon

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