Psalm 72 Thursday Evening 2
Endow the king, God, with your judgment, * and the king's son with your justice,
that he may govern your people with justice, * and your oppressed with judgment.
May the mountains bring peace to your people, * and the hills bring justice.
May he defend the oppressed of the people, * save the children of the needy, * and crush the extortioner!
May he revere you as long as the sun, * and till the moon be extinguished: * generations on end.
May he descend like rain on the grasslands, * like showers on the dry land.
May the just man flourish in his days, * and peace pour down till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea, * and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth.
May the desert tribes bow before him, * and his enemies lick the dust.
May the kings of Tarshish and the islands * bring him tribute,
the kings of Sheba and Seba * offer him gifts.
May all kings prostrate before him, * and may all nations serve him!
If he rescues the needy crying for aid, * and the oppressed who has no helper,
if he takes pity on the poor and needy, * and saves the lives of the destitute,
if he redeems their lives from lawless oppression, * and their blood is precious in his eyes,
then long may he live, * and may he be given gold from Sheba;
let perpetual prayer be made for him, * and blessings called on him all day long!
Let there too be a robe of wheat on the land, * and lush grass on the hill tops.
Let his children blossom like Lebanon, * flourishing like the grass of the earth.
Let his descendants last forever, * bear offspring till the sun be extinguished.
Let his descendants be blessed through him, * and all nations made happy by him.
Blessed be Yahweh God, * the God of Israel * who alone does wonders.
Blessed be his glorious name forever! * May all the earth be filled with his glory.