Read Psalm 72 at Bible Gateway.
This Messianic psalm forms a chiastic structure:
1a) Psa 72:introduction, A psalm of Solomon;
1b) Psa 72:1, Give the King Your judgments and Your righteousness to the King’s Son;
1c) Psa 72:2-4, He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your poor with justice;
1d) Psa 72:5-7, He shall come down like rain on the grass before mowing + The righteous shall flourish until the moon is no more;
1e) Psa 72:8-11, He shall have dominion from sea to sea, the kings of the earth will bring presents;
central axis) Psa 72:12-14, For He will deliver the needy and redeem their life;
2e) Psa 72:15, He shall live, the gold of Sheba will be given to Him;
2d) Psa 72:16-17a, There will be an abundance of grain on the earth + His name shall continue as long as the sun;
2c) Psa 72:17b, Men shall be blessed in Him;
2b) Psa 72:18-19, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, Let the whole earth be filled with His glory;
2a) Psa 72:20, The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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