16 May grain(A) abound throughout the land;
    on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops(B) flourish like Lebanon(C)
    and thrive[a] like the grass of the field.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:16 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city

For I will pour water(A) on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;(B)
I will pour out my Spirit(C) on your offspring,
    and my blessing(D) on your descendants.(E)
They will spring up like grass(F) in a meadow,
    like poplar trees(G) by flowing streams.(H)

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19 Your descendants(A) would have been like the sand,(B)
    your children like its numberless grains;(C)
their name would never be blotted out(D)
    nor destroyed from before me.”

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