Psalm 72:4
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New Living Translation
Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.

King James Bible
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Darby Bible Translation
He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

World English Bible
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.

Young's Literal Translation
He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And bruiseth the oppressor.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

72:4 Judge - Vindicate them from their oppressors.

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Prayer 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

Translators' Preface.
THE work, of which an English version is presented in this volume, appeared originally in 1837. It has already passed through four editions, from the last of which [2] this translation has been made. It is well known that Dr. NEANDER has been engaged for many years in writing a "General History of the Christian Religion and Church," and that he has published separately an account of the "Planting and Training of the Early Christian Church by the Apostles." He would doubtless have felt himself constrained,
Augustus Neander—The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion

All Nations Shall Serve Him. --Ps. Lxxii. 11
All nations shall serve Him.--Ps. lxxii. 11. Fall down ye nations, and adore Jehovah on His mercy-seat, Like prostrate seas on every shore, That cast their billows at your feet. Let hallelujahs to the skies, With ocean's everlasting sound, (The voice of many waters) rise, Day without night, as time goes round. Come from the east,--with gifts, ye kings, Gold, frankincense, and myrrh; Where'er the morning spreads her wings, Let man to God his vows prefer. Come from the west,--the bond, the free,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

The Reign of Christ on Earth. --Ps. Lxxii.
The Reign of Christ on Earth.--Ps. lxxii. Hail to the Lord's Anointed! Great David's greater Son; Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, To set the captive free; To take away transgression, And rule in equity. He comes with succour speedy, To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy, And bid the weak be strong; To give them songs for sighing, Their darkness turn to light; Whose souls, condemn'd and dying, Were precious in His sight. By such
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Cross References
Psalm 2:9
You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'"

Psalm 72:12
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

Proverbs 29:14
If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever.

Isaiah 11:4
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.

Isaiah 42:3
He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other.

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