Psalm 72:2
New International Version
May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

New Living Translation
Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly.

English Standard Version
May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!

Berean Study Bible
May he judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice.

King James Bible
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

New King James Version
He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice.

New American Standard Bible
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

NASB 1995
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

NASB 1977
May he judge Thy people with righteousness, And Thine afflicted with justice.

Amplified Bible
May he judge Your people with righteousness, And Your afflicted with justice.

Christian Standard Bible
He will judge your people with righteousness and your afflicted ones with justice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted ones with justice.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That he shall judge your people in righteousness and your poor ones in judgment.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that he may judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

Contemporary English Version
Let him be honest and fair with all your people, especially the poor.

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.

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

Good News Translation
so that he will rule over your people with justice and govern the oppressed with righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that he may judge your people with righteousness and your oppressed [people] with justice.

International Standard Version
May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That he may judge Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with justice.

Literal Standard Version
He judges Your people with righteousness, "" And Your poor with judgment.

NET Bible
Then he will judge your people fairly, and your oppressed ones equitably.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 2May he judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice. 3May the mountains bring peace to the people, and the hills bring righteousness.…

Cross References
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 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, He has made you king to carry out justice and righteousness."

Psalm 82:3
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide for the lowly of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

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

Isaiah 32:17
The work of righteousness will be peace; the service of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever.

Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.

Jeremiah 23:5
Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He will reign wisely as King and will administer justice and righteousness in the land.


Treasury of Scripture

He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

He shall

Psalm 72:12-14
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper…

Psalm 45:6,7
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre…

1 Kings 3:5-10
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee…

Revelation 19:11
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalm 82:3,4
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy…









Verse 2. - He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. Then will he have wisdom to judge thy people aright. The wish is in the closest possible agreement with the prayer in 1 Kings 3:6-9.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He will judge
יָדִ֣ין (yā·ḏîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1777: A straight course, sail direct

Your people
עַמְּךָ֣ (‘am·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

with righteousness
בְצֶ֑דֶק (ḇə·ṣe·ḏeq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

and Your afflicted
וַעֲנִיֶּ֥יךָ (wa·‘ă·nî·ye·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

with justice.
בְמִשְׁפָּֽט׃ (ḇə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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