Psalm 72:1-17 and Isaiah 11:1-10
1 A Psalm according to Solomon.
2 Give your judgment, O God, to the king, and your justice to the king's son, to judge your people with justice and your poor with judgment.
3 Let the mountains take up peace for the people, and the hills, justice.
4 He will judge the poor of the people, and he will bring salvation to the sons of the poor. And he will humble the false accuser.
5 And he will remain, with the sun and before the moon, from generation to generation.
6 He will descend like rain upon fleece, and like showers showering upon the earth.
7 In his days, justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.
8 And he will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the limits of the whole world.
9 In his sight, the Ethiopians will fall prostrate, and his enemies will lick the ground.
10 The kings of Tarshish and the islands will offer gifts. The kings of Arabia and of Seba will bring gifts.
11 And all the kings of the earth shall adore him. All nations will serve him.
12 For he will free the poor from the powerful, and the poor one who has no helper.
13 He will spare the poor and the indigent, and he will bring salvation to the souls of the poor.
14 He will redeem their souls from usuries and from iniquity, and their names shall be honorable in his sight.
15 And he will live, and to him will be given from the gold of Arabia, and by him they will always adore. They will bless him all day long.
16 And there will be a firmament on earth, at the summits of mountains: its fruits will be extolled above Lebanon, and those of the city will flourish like the grass of the earth.
17 May his name be blessed forever; may his name remain before the sun. And all the tribes of the earth will be blessed in him. All nations will magnify him.
1 And a rod will go forth from the root of Jesse, and a flower will ascend from his root.
2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety.
3 And he will be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He will not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.
4 Instead, he will judge the poor with justice, and he will reprove the meek of the earth with fairness. And he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and he will slay the impious with the spirit of his lips.
5 And justice will be the belt around his waist. And faith will be the warrior's belt at his side.
6 The wolf will dwell with the lamb; and the leopard will lie down with the kid; the calf and the lion and the sheep will abide together; and a little boy will drive them.
7 The calf and the bear will feed together; their young ones will rest together. And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 And a breastfeeding infant will play above the lair of the asp. And a child who has been weaned will thrust his hand into the den of the king snake.
9 They will not harm, and they will not kill, on all my holy mountain. For the earth has been filled with the knowledge of the Lord, like the waters covering the sea.
10 In that day, the root of Jesse, who stands as a sign among the people, the same the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulcher will be glorious.
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