Psalm 72. Deus, judicium.
GIVE the King thy judgments, O God, * and thy righteousness unto
the King's son.
2 Then shall he judge thy people according unto right, * and
defend the poor.
3 The mountains also shall bring peace, * and the little hills
righteousness unto the people.
4 He shall keep the simple folk by their right, * defend the
children of the poor, and punish the wrong doer.
5 They shall fear thee, as long as the sun and moon endureth,
* from one generation to another.
6 He shall come down like the rain upon the mown grass, * even
as the drops that water the earth.
7 In his time shall the righteous flourish; * yea, and abundance
of peace, so long as the moon endureth.
8 His dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other, *
and from the River unto the world's end.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him; *
his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall give presents;
* the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him; * all nations shall
do him service.
12 For he shall deliver the poor when he crieth; * the needy
also, and him that hath no helper.
13 He shall be favourable to the simple and needy, * and shall
preserve the souls of the poor.
14 He shall deliver their souls from falsehood and wrong; * and
dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15 He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of
Arabia; * prayer shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall
he be praised.
16 There shall be an heap of corn in the earth, high upon the
hills ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: * and they
of the city shall flourish like grass upon the earth.
17 His Name shall endure for ever; his Name shall remain under
the sun among the posterities, which shall be blessed in him;
* and all the nations shall praise him.
18 Blessed be the LORD God, even the God of Israel, * which only
doeth wondrous things;
19 And blessed be the Name of his majesty for ever: * and all
the earth shall be filled with his majesty. Amen, Amen.