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Psalms 72:2

    Psalms 72:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May he be a judge of your people in righteousness, and make true decisions for the poor.

    Webster's Revision

    He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.

    World English Bible

    He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 72:2

    He shall judge thy people with righteousness - With justice and mercy mixed, or according to equity.

    And thy poor with judgment - Every one according to the law which thou hast appointed; but with especial tenderness to the poor and afflicted.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 72:2

    He shall judge thy people with righteousness - On this verse see the notes at Isaiah 11:3-4. The fact that this so entirely accords with the description in Isaiah 11, which undoubtedly refers to the Messiah, has been alluded to above as confirming the opinion that the psalm has a similar reference.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 72:2

    72:2 Thy afflicted ones - For such are thine in a special manner, thou art their judge and patron.