Psalm 72:20
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English Standard Version
The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

King James Bible
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

American Standard Version
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

English Revised Version
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Webster's Bible Translation
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The confirmation of these prospects is now given. Voluntative forms are intermingled because the prospect extending into the future is nevertheless more lyrical than prophetic in its character. The elevation of the king to the dominion of the world is the reward of his condescension; he shows himself to be the helper and protecting lord of the poor and the oppressed, who are the especial object upon which God's eye is set. He looks upon it as his task to deal most sympathizingly and most considerately (יחס) just with those of reduced circumstances and with the poor, and their blood is precious in his eyes. Psalm 72:12 is re-echoed in Job 29:12. The meaning of Psalm 72:14 is the same as Psalm 116:15. Instead of יקר, by a retention of the Jod of the stem it is written ייקר. Just as in Psalm 49:10, ייקר here also is followed by ויחי. The assertion is individualized: and he (who was threatened with death) shall live (voluntative, having reference to the will of the king). But who is now the subject to ויתּן-? Not the rescued one (Hitzig), for after the foregoing designations (Psalm 72:11.) we cannot expect to find "the gold of Sheba" (gold from Jeman or Aethiopia) in his possession. Therefore it is the king, and in fact Solomon, of whom the disposal of the gold of Sheba (Saba) is characteristic. The king's thought and endeavour are directed to this, that the poor man who has almost fallen a victim shall live or revive, and not only will he maintain his cause, he will also bestow gifts upon him with a liberal hand, and he (the poor one who has been rescued and endowed from the riches of the king) shall pray unceasingly for him (the king) and bless him at all times. The poor one is he who is restored to life and endowed with gifts, and who intercedes and blesses; the king, however, is the beneficent giver. It is left for the reader to supply the right subjects in thought to the separate verbs. That clearly marked precision which we require in rhetorical recital is alien to the Oriental style (vid., my Geschichte der jdischen Poesie, S. 189). Maurer and Hofmann also give the same interpretation as we have done.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The prayers. This was probably the last Psalm he ever wrote; and with it ends the second book of the Psalter.

2 Samuel 23:1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high...

Job 31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

Jeremiah 51:64 And you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring on her: and they shall be weary...

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Cross References
Psalm 72:19
Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!

Psalm 73:1
Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Jeremiah 51:64
and say, 'Thus shall Babylon sink, to rise no more, because of the disaster that I am bringing upon her, and they shall become exhausted.'" Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

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