New Living Translation
Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly.
King James Bible
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thine afflicted 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
72:2 Thy afflicted ones - For such are thine in a special manner, thou art their judge and patron.
LibraryPrayer and Missions
"One day, about this time, I heard an unusual bleating amongst my few remaining goats, as if they were being killed or tortured. I rushed to the goat-house and found myself instantly surrounded by a band of armed men. The snare had caught me, their weapons were raised, and I expected the next moment to die. But God moved me to talk to them firmly and kindly; I warned them of their sin and its punishment; I showed them that only my love and pity led me to remain there seeking their good, and that …
Edward M. Bounds—The Essentials of Prayer
All Nations Shall Serve Him. --Ps. Lxxii. 11
The Reign of Christ on Earth. --Ps. Lxxii.
1 Kings 3:9
Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?"
1 Kings 10:9
Praise the LORD your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, he has made you king so you can rule with justice and righteousness."
"Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!
And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.
Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him.
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