Psalm 72
Douay-Rheims Bible

Give the King Your Justice

(1 Kings 3:1-5; 2 Chronicles 1:1-6; Psalm 45:1-17)

1{71:1}A psalm on Solomon.

2{71:2}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.

3{71:3}Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice.

4{71:4}He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor.

5{71:5}And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon, throughout all generations.

6{71:6}He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.

7{71:7}In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken away.

8{71:8}And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

9{71:9}Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.

10{71:10}The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:

11{71:11}And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him.

12{71:12}For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper.

13{71:13}He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor.

14{71:14}He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their names shall be honourable in his sight.

15{71:15}And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: they shall bless him all the day.

16{71:16}And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth.

17{71:17}Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him.

18{71:18}Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things.

19{71:19}And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it.

20{71:20}The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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