David, praying for Solomon, sheweth the goodness and glory of his, in type, and in truth, of Christ's Kingdom.
Psalms 72:1 By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son. Psalms 72:2 He judgeth Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with judgment. Psalms 72:3 The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness. Psalms 72:4 He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And bruiseth the oppressor. Psalms 72:5 They fear Thee with the sun, and before the moon, Generationgenerations. Psalms 72:6 He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showerssprinkling the earth. Psalms 72:7 Flourish in his days doth the righteous, And abundance of peace till the moon is not. Psalms 72:8 And he ruleth from sea unto sea, And from the river unto the ends of earth. Psalms 72:9 Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust. Psalms 72:10 Kings of Tarshish and of the isles send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba a reward bring near. Psalms 72:11 And all kings do bow themselves to him, All nations do serve him, Psalms 72:12 For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper, Psalms 72:13 He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth, Psalms 72:14 From fraud and from violence he redeemeth their soul, And precious is their blood in his eyes. Psalms 72:15 And he liveth, and giveth to him of the gold of Sheba, And prayeth for him continually, All the day he doth bless him. Psalms 72:16 There is a handful of corn in the earth, On the top of mountains, Shake like Lebanon doth its fruit, And they flourish out of the city as the herb of the earth. Psalms 72:17 His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.
He blesseth God.
Psalms 72:18 Blessed is Jehovah God, God of Israel, He alone is doing wonders, Psalms 72:19 And blessed [is] the Name of His honour to the age, And the whole earth is filled [with] His honour. Amen, and amen! Psalms 72:20 The prayers of David son of Jesse have been ended.