Psalm 72:2
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.

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.

8May he also rule from sea to sea
         And from the River to the ends of the earth.

9Let the nomads of the desert bow before him,
         And his enemies lick the dust.

10Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents;
         The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

11And let all kings bow down before him,
         All nations serve him.

12For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,
         The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

13He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
         And the lives of the needy he will save.

14He will rescue their life from oppression and violence,
         And their blood will be precious in his sight;

15So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;
         And let them pray for him continually;
         Let them bless him all day long.

16May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
         Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
         And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.

17May his name endure forever;
         May his name increase as long as the sun shines;
         And let men bless themselves by him;
         Let all nations call him blessed.

18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel,
         Who alone works wonders.

19And blessed be His glorious name forever;
         And may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
         Amen, and Amen.

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

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give to the king thy judgment, O God: and to the king's son thy justice: To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thine afflicted with judgment.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

World English Bible
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

Young's Literal Translation
He judgeth Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with judgment.
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Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

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