New International Version

Psalm 72

Psalm 72

Of Solomon.

Endow the king with your justice, O God,
    the royal son with your righteousness.
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.
May he defend the afflicted among the people
    and save the children of the needy;
    may he crush the oppressor.
May he endure[a] as long as the sun,
    as long as the moon, through all generations.
May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
    like showers watering the earth.
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.
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.

12 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.

15 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.

18 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.

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

  1. Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared
  2. Psalm 72:8 That is, the Euphrates
  3. Psalm 72:16 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city
  4. Psalm 72:17 Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)

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。