Psalms 72 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 72


Psalms 72:1

Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king’s son.

Psalms 72:2

He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.

Psalms 72:3

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

Psalms 72:4

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

Psalms 72:5

They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Psalms 72:6

He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

Psalms 72:7

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

Psalms 72:8

He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth.

Psalms 72:9

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

Psalms 72:10

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psalms 72:11

Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him.

Psalms 72:12

For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper.

Psalms 72:13

He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.

Psalms 72:14

He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:

Psalms 72:15

And they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: And men shall pray for him continually; They shall bless him all the day long.

Psalms 72:16

There shall be abundance of grain 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.

Psalms 72:17

His name shall endure for ever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun: And men shall be blessed in him; All nations shall call him happy.

Psalms 72:18

Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things:

Psalms 72:19

And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen.

Psalms 72:20

The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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