katapi New Study Bible - select-a-version

<< >> katapi HOME Revised Standard Version - OLD TESTAMENT | about Psalms | RSV: contents | by passage | with passage selection | search--->| in verses | select-|2|-versions | notes

Psalm 72

Psalms: 72

Prayer for the King.  Psalm 72(v71)

1A Psalm of Solomon.

Give the king thy justice, O God,
and thy righteousness to the royal son!
2May he judge thy people with righteousness,
and thy poor with justice!
3Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
nd the hills, in righteousness!
4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the needy,
and crush the oppressor!

5May he live while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon,
throughout all generations!
6May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!
7In his days may righteousness flourish, and peace abound,
till the moon be no more!

8May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth!
9May his foes bow down before him,
and his enemies lick the dust!
10May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles render him tribute,
may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!
11May all kings fall down before him,
all nations serve him!

12For he delivers the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
13He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14From oppression and violence he redeems their life;
and precious is their blood in his sight.

15Long may he live, may gold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made for him continually,
and blessings invoked for him all the day!
16May there be abundance of grain in the land;
on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may men blossom forth from the cities like the grass of the field!
17May his name endure for ever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
May men bless themselves by him,
all nations call him blessed!

18Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things.
19Blessed be his glorious name for ever;
may his glory fill the whole earth!
Amen and Amen!

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


<< | Ps:72 | >>

Notes: This webpage enables you to select-a-version from the Bible versions held on the katapi bible database.
This page displays the Revised Standard Version as flowing text.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971], Apocrypha, copyright 1957; The Third and Fourth Books of the Maccabees and Psalm 151, copyright 1977, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The katapi New Study Bible reference section has been incorporated into the page as follows: Links to parallel passages show below passage headings. Links to Old Testament quotations in New Testament verses show after the verse number.
Quotations of OT passages by NT authors can in most cases be viewed within their context of the OT passage as a whole, with the quoted text displayed, against a subdued background.
Any mismatches, truncated verses, other mistakes ? Please e-mail me. © this page layout: Paul Ingram 2012.