Psalm 72

Of Solomon.

Endow the king with your justice,(A) O God,
    the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness,(B)
    your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
    the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted(C) among the people
    and save the children of the needy;(D)
    may he crush the oppressor.(E)

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12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity(A) on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.

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Defend the weak and the fatherless;(A)
    uphold the cause of the poor(B) and the oppressed.

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Further Sayings of the Wise

23 These also are sayings of the wise:(A)

To show partiality(B) in judging is not good:(C)

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