Psalm 72:1
New International Version
Of Solomon. Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

New Living Translation
A psalm of Solomon. Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king's son.

English Standard Version
Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!

Berean Study Bible
Of Solomon. Endow the king with Your justice, O God, and the son of the king with Your righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

King James Bible
A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Christian Standard Bible
God, give your justice to the king and your righteousness to the king's son.

Contemporary English Version
Please help the king to be honest and fair just like you, our God.

Good News Translation
Teach the king to judge with your righteousness, O God; share with him your own justice,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomonic. God, give Your justice to the king and Your righteousness to the king's son.

International Standard Version
God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.

NET Bible
For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king's son the ability to make fair decisions!

New Heart English Bible
[By Solomon.] God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, give your judgment to the King and your righteousness to the King's son

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By Solomon.] O God, give the king your justice and the king's son your righteousness

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of Solomon. Give the king Thy judgments, O God, And Thy righteousness unto the king's son;

New American Standard 1977
Give the king Thy judgments, O God, And Thy righteousness to the king’s son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

King James 2000 Bible
Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness unto the king's son.

American King James Version
Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

American Standard Version
Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For Solomon. O God, give thy judgment to the king, and thy righteousness to the king's son;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm on Solomon.

Darby Bible Translation
{For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness to the king's son.

World English Bible
God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

Young's Literal Translation
By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
1Of Solomon. Endow the king with Your justice, O God, and the son of the king with Your righteousness. 2He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice.…
Cross References
Luke 24:44
Jesus said to them, "These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms."

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, 'He who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

1 Kings 3:9
Therefore give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours?"

1 Chronicles 22:13
Then you will succeed, if you carefully follow the statutes and ordinances that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

1 Chronicles 29:19
And give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and carry out all Your commandments, decrees, and statutes, and to build Your palace for which I have made provision."

Psalm 24:5
He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.

Isaiah 32:1
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: 'Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with none to extinguish it because of their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 22:16
He took up the cause of the poor and needy, and so it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me?" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:15
In those days and at that time I will cause to sprout a Righteous Branch of David, and He will administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Treasury of Scripture

Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

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1 Kings 1:39
And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

1 Chronicles 22:12,13
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God…

1 Chronicles 29:19
And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

the king's

1 Kings 1:47,48
And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed…

1 Kings 2:1-4
Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, …

Jeremiah 23:5,6
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth…







Lexicon
Of Solomon.
לִשְׁלֹמֹ֨ה ׀ (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

Endow
תֵּ֑ן (tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the king
לְמֶ֣לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

with Your justice,
מִ֭שְׁפָּטֶיךָ (miš·pā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

O God,
אֱ‍ֽלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕlō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and the son
לְבֶן־ (lə·ḇen-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of the king
מֶֽלֶךְ׃ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

with Your righteousness.
וְצִדְקָתְךָ֥ (wə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively
(1, 2) The order of the words should be noticed--"judgments," "righteousness," "righteousness," "judgment"--as offering a good instance of introverted parallelism. With regard to the meaning of the words we are placed on practical ground; they refer to the faculty of judging in affairs of government, of coming to a great and fair decision. In fact, whether Solomon be the intended subject of the poem or not, the prayer made in his dream at Gibeon (1Kings 3:9) is the best comment on these verses. (Comp. Isaiah 11:4; Isaiah 32:1.)

(1) The king . . . the king's son.--The article is wanting in the Hebrew.

Verse 1. - Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. God had established in Israel, in the person of David, hereditary monarchy (2 Samuel 7:12-16), such as was usual in the East, and suited to Oriental notions. In speaking of himself, not only as "the king," but also as "the king's son," Solomon makes appeal to the sentiment of respect for hereditary royalty. Compare the inscription of Mesha, "My father was king over Moab thirty years, and I became king after my father" (line 1). In praying God to give him "his judgments," he is desiring a "spirit of judgment" which will enable him to deliver decisions as righteous as God's. 72:1 This psalm belongs to Solomon in part, but to Christ more fully and clearly. Solomon was both the king and the king's son, and his pious father desired that the wisdom of God might be in him, that his reign might be a remembrance of the kingdom of the Messiah. It is the prayer of a father for his child; a dying blessing. The best we can ask of God for our children is, that God would give them wisdom and grace to know and to do their duty.
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