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Psalms 72:20

    Psalms 72:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. <A Psalm. Of Asaph.>

    Webster's Revision

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

    World English Bible

    This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse. BOOK III A Psalm by Asaph.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 72:20

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended - This was most probably the last Psalm he ever wrote. There may be several in the after part of this book which were written by him; but they were probably composed in a former period of his life, for this was the end of the poetic prayers of David the son of Jesse. Those that were found afterwards have got out of their proper connection.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 72:20

    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended - This is not found in the Syriac. The following is added in that version at the close of the psalm: "The end of the Second Book." In regard to this twentieth verse, it is quite clear that it is no part of the psalm; and it is every way probable that it was not placed here by the author of the psalm, and also that it has no special and exclusive reference to this psalm, for the psalm could in no special sense be called "a prayer of David." The words bear all the marks of having been placed at the close of a collection of psalms, or a division of the Book of Psalms, to which might be given as an appropriate designation, the title "The Prayers of David, the son of Jesse;" meaning that that book, or that division of the book, was made up of the compositions of David, and might be thus distinguished from other portions of the general collection. This would not imply that in this part of the collection there were literally no other psalms than those which had been composed by David, or that none of the psalms of David might be found in other parts of the general collection, but that this division was more entirely made up of his psalms, and that the name might therefore be given to this as his collection. It may be fairly inferred from this, that there was such a collection, or that there were, in the Book of Psalms, divisions which were early recognized. See the General Introduction. Dr. Horsley supposes, however, that this declaration, "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended," pertains to this psalm alone, as if David had nothing more to pray for or to wish than what was expressed in these glowing representations of the kingdom of the Messiah, and of the happy times which would be enjoyed under his rule.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 72:20

    72:20 The prayer - This psalm is the last which David composed: for this was wrote but a little before his death.