Psalm 72:7
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English Standard Version
In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

King James Bible
In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

American Standard Version
In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken sway.

English Revised Version
In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The name of God, occurring only once, is Elohim; and this is sufficient to stamp the Psalm as an Elohimic Psalm. מלך (cf. Psalm 21:2) and בּן־מלך are only used without the article according to a poetical usage of the language. The petition itself, and even the position of the words, show that the king's son is present, and that he is king; God is implored to bestow upon him His משׁפּטים, i.e., the rights or legal powers belonging to Him, the God of Israel, and צדקה, i.e., the official gift in order that he may exercise those rights in accordance with divine righteousness. After the supplicatory teen the futures which now follow, without the Waw apodoseos, are manifestly optatives. Mountains and hills describe synecdochically the whole land of which they are the high points visible afar off. נשׂא is used in the sense of נשׂא פּרי Ezekiel 17:8 : may שׁלום be the fruit which ripens upon every mountain and hill; universal prosperity satisfied and contented within itself. The predicate for Psalm 72:3 is to be taken from Psalm 72:3, just as, on the other hand, בּצדקה, "in or by righteousness," the fruit of which is indeed peace (Isaiah 32:17), belongs also to Psalm 72:3; so that consequently both members supplement one another. The wish of the poet is this: By righteousness, may there in due season be such peaceful fruit adorning all the heights of the land. Psalm 72:3, however, always makes one feel as though a verb were wanting, like תּפרחנה suggested by Bttcher. In Psalm 72:4 the wishes are continued in plain unfigurative language. הושׁיע in the signification to save, to obtain salvation for, has, as is frequently the case, a dative of the object. בּני־אביון are those who are born to poverty, just like בּן־מלך, one who is born a king. Those who are born to poverty are more or less regarded, by an unrighteous government, as having no rights.

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in his days

Psalm 132:15-18 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread...

Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid...

Isaiah 32:3-8,15-20 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall listen...

Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

Isaiah 54:11-17 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...

Isaiah 55:10-13 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud...

Isaiah 60:1,22 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Isaiah 61:3-6,10,11 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

abundance

1 Kings 4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelled safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba...

1 Chronicles 22:8,9 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars...

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us...

so long as the moon endureth. Heb. till there be no moon.

Cross References
Psalm 37:11
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Isaiah 2:4
He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

Isaiah 66:12
For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees.

Ezekiel 21:27
A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This also shall not be, until he comes, the one to whom judgment belongs, and I will give it to him.

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