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Psalms 72 - NIV

Of Solomon.


Endow the king with your justice, O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.

2 May he judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.


May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.

4 May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.

5 May he endure[a] as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.

6 May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.

7 In his days may the righteous flourish
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.


May he rule from sea to sea
and from the River[b] to the ends of the earth.

9 May the desert tribes bow before him
and his enemies lick the dust.

10 May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores
bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba
present him gifts.

11 May all kings bow down to him
and all nations serve him.


For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.

13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.

14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
for precious is their blood in his sight.


Long may he live!
May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long.

16 May grain abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
and thrive[c] like the grass of the field.

17 May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.

Then all nations will be blessed through him,[d]
and they will call him blessed.


Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.

19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.


This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.


a. Psalms 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared
b. Psalms 72:8 That is, the Euphrates
c. Psalms 72:16 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon,from the city
d. Psalms 72:17 Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)

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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Psalms 72:1-20
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: “Prayer also shall he made for him continually.”-
Scripture: Psalms 72:15
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Dec, 2013
Summary: A journey through scriptures of law and the gospel to discover Jesus Saves and the importance of reflection from Christmas to New Year to improve your love connection to God.
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: As surely as the ordinances of sun, moon and stars remain, there will be a king to sit upon the throne of David. That king is Jesus.
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Nov, 2012
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Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jun, 2011
Summary: What is the path to blessing for us personally and as a nation? That path is listed in scripture. 1- We must receive God’s correction 2- We must have God’s friendship 3- We must trust God’s wisdom
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Michael McCartney avatar
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Shared by: Michael McCartney on Sep, 2010
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Shared by: Charles Scott on Aug, 2008
Summary: Advent is the season in which the Christian meditates on Christ coming into our lives bringing salvation if we repent, and on the return of Christ as judge and ruler in righteousness.
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Scripture: Psalms 72:1-12
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Views: 1,746
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2008
Summary: God is looking for a generation who will rise up and reclaim the righteous foundations in our nation of Canada.
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Scripture: Psalms 72:8
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Views: 3,864
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2008
Summary: Epiphany reveals Jesus as a gentle yet powerful king.
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Views: 1,307
Scott Carmer avatar
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Shared by: Scott Carmer on Jan, 2008
Summary: New discoveries in neuro-science indicate that there is a "warm-glow" effect in our brains when we are generous. God has built into our brains a great way to feel happy - be generous.
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Scripture: Psalms 71:1-72:14
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Oct, 2007
Summary: A sermon on Psalm 72:6; talking about Jesus Christ and rain falling on mown grass.
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Scripture: Psalms 72:5-8
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Shared by: A. David Hart on Jan, 2007
Summary: My fellow laborers of the kingdom, it is getting harder to identify those who lead the Church of God. This is due to the fact that many are not sure about who we want to lead us in our pilgrimage to glory.
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Shared by: Joel Pankow on Jan, 2004
Summary: Epiphany Sermon - how Solomon described the prerequites of true Kingship
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Shared by: Michael McCartney on Apr, 2002
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Shared by: Curtis Kittrell on Apr, 2002
Summary: The psalmists often express feelings of overwhelming need. Yet they also remind us that however great the need, our God is able to answer prayer.
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Scripture: Psalms 64:1-72:1
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Views: 1,596
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Shared by: Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Nov, 2001
Summary: Year A. Second Sunday in Advent December 9th, 2001 Title: “Hunger and thirst for justice.”
based on 36 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 72:1-20
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,701
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Shared by: Denn Guptill on Oct, 2001
Summary: A Canada Day sermon, looking at our heritage and our potential
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 72:8
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Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
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Scripture: Psalms 72:1-20
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Shared by: Leslie Trombly on Jun, 2001
Summary: "The Grace and Mercy of Jesus can help us over come our hurts, no matter what they are."
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