Psalm 72:6
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New International Version
May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

New Living Translation
May the king's rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth.

English Standard Version
May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

New American Standard Bible
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

International Standard Version
May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.

NET Bible
He will descend like rain on the mown grass, like showers that drench the earth.

New Heart English Bible
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will descend like rain upon the grass and like gentle showers that descend upon the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May he be like rain that falls on [freshly] cut grass, like showers that water the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

New American Standard 1977
May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
            Like showers that water the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass as the dew that waters the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

American King James Version
He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

American Standard Version
He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

World English Bible
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showers -- sprinkling the earth.
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
5Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth. 7In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:2
"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

2 Samuel 23:4
Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'

Psalm 65:10
You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth.

Isaiah 45:8
"Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.

Hosea 6:3
"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Micah 5:7
Then the remnant of Jacob Will be among many peoples Like dew from the LORD, Like showers on vegetation Which do not wait for man Or delay for the sons of men.
Treasury of Scripture

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