Psalm 72:4
New International Version
May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.

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

English Standard Version
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

Berean Study Bible
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people; may he save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.

New American Standard Bible
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people, help the poor, and crush the oppressor.

Contemporary English Version
Let the king defend the poor, rescue the homeless, and crush everyone who hurts them.

Good News Translation
May the king judge the poor fairly; may he help the needy and defeat their oppressors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people, help the poor, and crush the oppressor.

International Standard Version
May he defend the afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor.

NET Bible
He will defend the oppressed among the people; he will deliver the children of the poor and crush the oppressor.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he will judge the poor of the people and he will save the afflicted children and abase the oppressors.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May he grant justice to the people who are oppressed. May he save the children of needy people and crush their oppressor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
May he judge the poor of the people, And save the children of the needy, And crush the oppressor.

New American Standard 1977
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy, And crush the oppressor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall judge the poor of the people; he shall save the children of the destitute and shall break in pieces the violent.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

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

American Standard Version
He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he shall judge the poor of the people in righteousness, and save the children of the needy; and shall bring low the false accuser.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble 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.

English Revised Version
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall 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.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your 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. 5May they fear him as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains, through all generations.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:9
You will break them an iron scepter; You will shatter them like pottery."

Psalm 72:12
For he shall deliver the needy who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.

Proverbs 29:14
A king who judges the poor with fairness--his throne will be established forever.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

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 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.'

Treasury of Scripture

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

He shall judge

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

Psalm 109:31
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

break

Psalm 2:9
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Psalm 94:5
They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

Job 19:2
How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

the oppressor

Isaiah 9:4
For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Isaiah 51:12,13
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; …

Daniel 2:34,35
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces…







Lexicon
May he vindicate
יִשְׁפֹּ֤ט ׀ (yiš·pōṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

the afflicted
עֲ‍ֽנִיֵּי־ (‘ănî·yê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

among the people;
עָ֗ם (‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

may he save
י֭וֹשִׁיעַ (yō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

the children
לִבְנֵ֣י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of the needy,
אֶבְי֑וֹן (’eḇ·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

and crush
וִֽידַכֵּ֣א (wî·ḏak·kê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1792: To crumble, to bruise

the oppressor.
עוֹשֵֽׁק׃ (‘ō·wō·šêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow
Verse 4. - He shall judge the poor of the people. Not exclusively, but especially. The unjust rulers and judges of Israel neglected this duty. They judge not the fatherless... and the right of the needy do they not judge" (Jeremiah 5:28; see also Isaiah 1:23; Zechariah 7:10). He shall save the children of the needy. He shall preserve them, i.e., from oppression and wrong. And shall break in pieces the oppressor. (On God's hatred of oppression and oppressors, see Exodus 3:9; Leviticus 25:14; Job 27:13; Psalm 12:5; Isaiah 16:14, etc.) 72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.
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