Psalm 21
International Standard Version

To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

Praise for the LORD’s Deliverance

1The king rejoices in your strength, LORD.

How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.

2You have granted him the desire of his heart,

and have not withheld what his lips requested.

Interlude

3You go before him with wonderful blessings,

and put a crown of fine gold on his head.

4He asked life from you, and you gave it to him—

a long life for ever and ever.

5His glory is great because of your deliverance,

you have given him honor and majesty.

6Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings;

you will make him glad with the joy of your presence.

7The king trusts in the LORD;

because of the gracious love of the Most High,

he will stand firm.a

8Your hand will find all your enemies,

your right hand will find those who hate you.

9When you appear,

you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace.

In his wrath, the LORD will consume them,

and the fire will devour them.

10You will destroy their descendantsb from the earth,

even their offspring from the ranksc of mankind.

11Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes,

they will not succeed.

12Indeed, you will make them retreat,d

when you aim your bowe at their faces.

13Rise up, LORD, because you are strong;

we will sing and praise your power.


Footnotes:
a 21:7 Lit. will not be shaken
b 21:10 Lit. his fruit
c 21:10 Lit. children
d 21:12 Lit. will turn the shoulder
e 21:12 Lit. when your bow string is ready



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