New International Reader's Version

Psalm 72

Psalm 72

A psalm of Solomon.

God, give the king the ability to judge fairly.
    He is your royal son. Help him to do what is right.
May he rule your people in the right way.
    May he be fair to those among your people who are hurting.
May the mountains and the hills produce rich crops,
    because the people will do what is right.
May the king stand up for those who are hurting.
    May he save the children of those who are in need.
    May he crush those who treat others badly.

May the king rule as long as the sun shines
    and the moon gives its light.
    May he rule for all time to come.
May he be like rain falling on the fields.
    May he be like showers watering the earth.
May godly people do well as long as he rules.
    May they have more than they need as long as the moon lasts.

May the king rule from sea to sea.
    May his kingdom reach from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
May the desert tribes bow down to him.
    May his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish and of places far away
    bring him gifts.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba
    give him presents.
11 May all kings bow down to him.
    May all nations serve him.

12 The king will save needy people who cry out to him.
    He will save those who are hurting and have no one else to help.
13 He will take pity on those who are weak and in need.
    He will save them from death.
14 He will save them from people who treat others badly.
    He will save them from people who do mean things to them.
    Their lives are very special to him.

15 May the king live a long time!
    May gold from Sheba be given to him.
May people always pray for him.
    May they ask the Lord to bless him all day long.
16 May there be plenty of grain everywhere in the land.
    May it sway in the wind on the tops of the hills.
May the crops grow well, like those in Lebanon.
    May they grow like the grass of the field.
17 May the king’s name be remembered forever.
    May his fame last as long as the sun shines.

Then all nations will be blessed because of him.
    They will call him blessed.

18 Give praise to the Lord God, the God of Israel.
    Only he can do wonderful things.
19 Give praise to his glorious name forever.
    May his glory fill the whole earth.
Amen and Amen.

20 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, end here.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 72

为君王祈祷

所罗门的诗。

1上帝啊,
求你将你的公正赐给王,
将你的公义赐给王的儿子。
让他凭公义审判你的子民,
按公平对待那些贫苦的人。
愿大山给百姓带来繁荣,
小山带来公义。
愿他保护百姓中受苦的人,
拯救贫穷的人,打倒欺压者。
只要日月尚存,
愿百姓永远敬畏你。
愿他的统治如春雨降在新割过的草场上,
又像甘霖滋润大地。
在他统治之下,
愿义人兴旺,国富民强,
如月长存。
愿他的疆域横跨洋海,
从幼发拉底河直到地极。
愿旷野的居民都来向他下拜,
敌人都扑倒在尘土中。
10 愿他施、示巴和西巴的君王都来纳贡称臣。
11 愿君王都敬拜他,
万国都事奉他。

12 贫穷人呼求,他便搭救;
困苦人无助,他就伸出援手。
13 他怜悯软弱和贫困的人,
拯救贫困人的性命。
14 他要救他们脱离别人的压迫和暴力,
因为他爱惜他们的生命。
15 愿王寿命长久,
愿人们将示巴的金子献给他,
不断为他祷告,
终日称颂他。
16 愿遍地五谷丰登,
山顶上出产丰富,
如黎巴嫩的密林。
愿各城人口稠密如原野的青草。
17 愿他的名流芳百世,如日长存。
愿万国都因他而蒙福,
都称颂他。
18 以色列的上帝耶和华当受称颂,
唯有祂行奇妙的事。
19 愿祂荣耀的名永受称颂!
愿普天下充满祂的荣耀。
阿们!阿们!
20 耶西的儿子大卫的祷告结束。