Psalm 72:3
New International Version
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

New Living Translation
May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful.

English Standard Version
Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!

Berean Study Bible
May the mountains bring peace to the people, and the hills bring righteousness.

King James Bible
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

New King James Version
The mountains will bring peace to the people, And the little hills, by righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
May the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

NASB 1995
Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

NASB 1977
Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills in righteousness.

Amplified Bible
The mountains will bring peace and prosperity to the people, And the hills, in [the establishment of] righteousness.

Christian Standard Bible
May the mountains bring well-being to the people and the hills, righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills, righteousness.

American Standard Version
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mountains will bring peace to your people, and the hill of your righteousness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the mountains and the hills raise peace to thy people:

Contemporary English Version
Let peace and justice rule every mountain and hill.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice.

English Revised Version
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, in righteousness.

Good News Translation
May the land enjoy prosperity; may it experience righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the mountains bring peace to the people and the hills bring righteousness.

International Standard Version
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills bring righteousness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the mountains bear peace to the people, And the hills, through righteousness.

Literal Standard Version
The mountains bear peace to the people, "" And the heights by righteousness.

NET Bible
The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.

World English Bible
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
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. 4May he vindicate the afflicted among the people; may he save the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.…

Cross References
Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives His people strength; the LORD blesses His people with peace.

Psalm 85:10
Loving devotion and faithfulness have joined together; righteousness and peace have kissed.

Isaiah 2:4
Then He will judge between the nations and arbitrate for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor train anymore for war.

Isaiah 9:5
For every trampling boot of battle and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its growth, and as a garden enables seed to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

Isaiah 66:12
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flowing stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm, and bounced upon her knees.

Micah 4:3
Then He will judge between many peoples and arbitrate for strong nations far and wide. Then they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor will they train anymore for war.

Micah 4:4
And each man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, with no one to frighten him. For the mouth of the LORD of Hosts has spoken.

Zechariah 9:10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem, and the bow of war will be broken. Then He will proclaim peace to the nations. His dominion will extend from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

mountains

Psalm 72:16
There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

Isaiah 32:16,17
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field…

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

little

Psalm 65:12
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

righteousness

Psalm 85:10,11
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other

Psalm 96:11-13
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof…

Psalm 98:8,9
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together …









(3) The mountains . . .--Better, literally, Let the mountains and the hills bring forth to the people peace in (or by) righteousness. This imperative sense, instead of the future, is by most modern commentators preserved throughout the psalm. The LXX. give it here and in Psalm 72:17, but else use the future.

The verb here employed (properly meaning "lift up") is used in Ezekiel 17:8, for "bearing fruit," and in Isaiah 32:17 peace is described as the natural work or fruit of righteousness. (Comp. Psalm 85:10.) For the same prominence given to its hills as the characteristic feature of Palestine, a land which is "not only mountainous, but a heap of mountains," comp. Joel 3:18.

Verse 3. - The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. Through the general establishment prominent features.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May the mountains
הָרִ֓ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

bring
יִשְׂא֤וּ (yiś·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

peace
שָׁ֘ל֥וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

to the people
לָעָ֑ם (lā·‘ām)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and the hills
וּ֝גְבָע֗וֹת (ū·ḡə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1389: A hillock

[bring] righteousness.
בִּצְדָקָֽה׃ (biṣ·ḏā·qāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively


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