Psalm 72:9 {71:9}
Good News Translation
The peoples of the desert will bow down before him; his enemies will throw themselves to the ground.

Contemporary English Version
Force the desert tribes to accept his rule, and make his enemies crawl in the dirt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.

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Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.

they that

1 Kings 9:18,20,21 And Baalath, and Palmira, in the land of the wilderness. . . .

Isaiah 35:1,2 The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice, and shall flourish like the lily. . . .

his enemies

Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Psalm 21:8,9 Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee. . . .

Psalm 110:1,6 A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool. . . .

Luke 19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.

lick

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nurses: they shall worship thee with their face toward the earth, and they shall lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be confounded that wait for him.

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like serpents, as the creeping things of the earth, they shall be disturbed in their houses: they shall dread the Lord, our God, and shall fear thee.

Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
8And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.10The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:…
Cross References
Psalm 22:29
All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.

Psalm 74:14
Thou hast broken the heads of the dragon: thou hast given him to be meat for the people of the Ethiopians.

Isaiah 23:13
Behold the land of the Chaldeans, there was not such a people, the Assyrians founded it: they have led away the strong ones thereof into captivity, they have destroyed the houses thereof, they have, brought it to ruin.

Isaiah 49:23
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nurses: they shall worship thee with their face toward the earth, and they shall lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be confounded that wait for him.

Micah 7:17
They shall lick the dust like serpents, as the creeping things of the earth, they shall be disturbed in their houses: they shall dread the Lord, our God, and shall fear thee.

Additional Translations
May the nomads bow before him, and his enemies lick the dust.They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust.

The Ethiopians shall fall down before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.

Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.
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