Psalm 72:3
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New International Version
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

New Living Translation
May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful.

English Standard Version
Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!

New American Standard Bible
Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills, righteousness.

International Standard Version
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills bring righteousness.

NET Bible
The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mountains will bring peace to your people, and the hill of your righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the mountains bring peace to the people and the hills bring righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mountains shall bring peace to the people and the little hills by righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

American King James Version
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

American Standard Version
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice.

Darby Bible Translation
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, by righteousness.

English Revised Version
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, in righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

World English Bible
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. Through the general establishment prominent features.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The mountains shall bring peace to the people,.... The people of God, as before. Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret this of the nations, and kings of the nations, comparable to mountains and hills, as in Micah 6:1; that should make peace with Israel in the days of Solomon, and in the days of the King Messiah. Jarchi, of the abundance of fruit the mountains and hills should bring forth; so that there would be no contention among men about gathering it; but everyone would invite his neighbour to partake thereof, according to Zechariah 3:10, and so the Midrash (p). The Targum explains it of the inhabitants of the mountains; and may be applied to the churches of Christ, comparable to the mountains for their firmness and stability, Isaiah 2:2; and to the abundance of peace, holiness, and righteousness, that should be found in them in the times of Christ; or to the ministers of the Gospel, whose feet are beautiful, upon the mountains publishing peace and salvation by Christ, Isaiah 52:7;

and the little hills by righteousness: that is, shall bring peace, by or with righteousness, the righteousness of Christ; the effect of which is spiritual peace and joy, Romans 5:1.

(p) In Yalkut Simeoni, ut supra. (par. 2. fol. 112. 2.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. As mountains and hills are not usually productive, they are here selected to show the abundance of peace, being represented as

bringing—or, literally, "bearing" it as a produce.

by righteousness—that is, by means of his eminently just and good methods of ruling.

Psalm 72:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Give the King Your Justice
2May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice. 3Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. 4May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 85:10
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Isaiah 2:4
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

Isaiah 9:5
Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 32:17
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 66:12
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees.

Micah 4:3
He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

Micah 4:4
Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

Zechariah 9:10
I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

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

mountains

Psalm 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth on the top of the …

Isaiah 32:16,17 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain …

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Ezekiel 34:13,14 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the …

Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop …

little

Psalm 65:12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills …

righteousness

Psalm 85:10,11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …

Psalm 96:11-13 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, …

Psalm 98:8,9 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together…

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

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