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.

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

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the mountains bear peace to the people, And the hills, through righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
Let the mountains bring peace to the people,
            And the hills in 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
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 will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.

Psalm 85:10
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Isaiah 2:4
And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Isaiah 9:5
For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 32:17
And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.

Isaiah 66:12
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.

Micah 4:3
And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.

Micah 4:4
Each of them will sit under his vine And under his fig tree, With no one to make them afraid, For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
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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