72:1 A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king Thy judgments, O God, and Thy righteousness unto the king's son;

72:2 That he may judge Thy people with righteousness, and Thy poor with justice.

72:3 Let the mountains bear peace to the people, and the hills, through righteousness.

72:4 May he judge the poor of the people, and save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.

72:5 They shall fear Thee while the sun endureth, and so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

72:6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

72:7 In his days let the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

72:8 May he have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River unto the ends of the earth.

72:9 Let them that dwell in the wilderness bow before him; and his enemies lick the dust.

72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

72:11 Yea, all kings shall prostrate themselves before him; all nations shall serve him.

72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy, and the souls of the needy he will save.

72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence, and precious will their blood be in his sight.

72:15 That they may live, and that he may give them of the gold of Sheba, that they may pray for him continually, yea, bless him all the day.

72:16 May he be as a rich cornfield in the land upon the top of the mountains; may his fruit rustle like Lebanon; and may they blossom out of the city like grass of the earth.

72:17 May his name endure for ever; may his name be continued as long as the sun; may men also bless themselves by him; may all nations call him happy.

72:18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things;

72:19 And blessed be His glorious name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.



Hebrew Transliteration

72:1 lishlomoh 'elohiym mishpâtheykha lemelekh tên vetsidhqâthekhalebhen-melekh

72:2 yâdhiyn `ammekha bhetsedheq va`aniyyeykha bhemishpâth

72:3 yis'u hâriym shâlom lâ`âm ughebhâ`oth bitsdhâqâh

72:4 yishpoth `aniyyêy-`âmyoshiya` libhnêy 'ebhyon viydhakkê' `oshêq

72:5 yiyrâ'ukha `im-shâmeshveliphnêy yârêach dor doriym

72:6 yêrêdh kemâthâr `al-gêz kirbhiybhiymzarziyph 'ârets

72:7 yiphrach-beyâmâyv tsaddiyq verobh shâlom `adh-beliy.yârêach

72:8 veyêred miyyâm `adh-yâm uminnâhâr `adh-'aphsêy-'ârets

72:9 lephânâyv yikhre`u tsiyyiym ve'oyebhâyv `âphâr yelachêkhu

72:10 malkhêytharshiysh ve'iyyiym minchâh yâshiybhu malkhêy shebhâ' usebhâ' 'eshkâryaqriybhu

72:11 veyishtachavu-lo khol-melâkhiym kol-goyim ya`abhdhuhu

72:12 kiy-yatsiyl 'ebhyon meshavvêa` ve`âniy ve'êyn-`ozêr lo

72:13 yâchos`al-dal ve'ebhyon venaphshoth 'ebhyoniym yoshiya`

72:14 mittokh umêchâmâsyigh'al naphshâm veyêyqar dâmâm be`êynâyv

72:15 viychiy veyitten-lomizzehabh shebhâ' veyithpallêl ba`adho thâmiydh kol-hayyom yebhârakhenhu

72:16 yehiy phissath-bar bâ'ârets bero'sh hâriym yir`ash kallebhânon piryoveyâtsiytsu mê`iyr ke`êsebh hâ'ârets

72:17 yehiy shemo le`olâm liphnêy-shemesh yâniyn [yinnon] shemo veyithbârkhu bho kol-goyim ye'asheruhu

72:18 bârukh Adonay 'elohiym 'elohêy yisrâ'êl `osêh niphlâ'othlebhaddo

72:19 ubhârukh shêm kebhodho le`olâm veyimmâlê' khebhodho 'eth-kolhâ'ârets 'âmên ve'âmên

72:20 kâllu thephilloth dâvidh ben-yishây


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