Composite Psalter
(a work in progress)

The goal of this project is to make a faithful translation intended to be read aloud.
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Psalm 72
Give the king your justice, O God; *
your righteousness to the royal son;
That he may judge your people with righteousness, *
and your poor with justice!
May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, *
and the little hills bring righteousness!
He shall defend the cause of the poor among the people, *
he will deliver the children of the poor,
and crush the oppressor-
They shall fear you while the sun and moon endure, *
from generation to generation.
May he come down like rain falling on the mown grass, *
like showers that water the earth!
In his days may the righteous flourish, *
and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
May he have dominion from sea to sea, *
and from the River to the ends of the earth!
May the desert tribes bow down before him, *
and his enemies shall lick the dust!
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores render him tribute; *
the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts!
May all kings bow down before him, *
and all nations serve him!
For he delivers the needy who cry out, *
the poor also, and him who has no helper.
He has compassion on the weak and the needy, *
the lives of the needy, he will save.
He will redeem their life from oppression and violence, *
and precious will their blood be in his sight.
Long may he live; *
may the gold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made for him continually, *
and all the day long shall he be praised.
May there be an abundance of grain in the land; *
may it wave on the tops of the mountains;
May its fruit flourish like the forests of Lebanon; *
and they of the city blossom like the grass of the field!
May his Name endure forever, *
may his Name continue as long as the sun!
All people shall be blessed in him, *
all nations shall call him blessed!
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, *
who alone does wondrous things.
Blessed be his glorious name forever; *
may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and Amen!