Psalm 21
Contemporary English Version

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)

Thanking the Lord for Victory

1Our Lord, your mighty power

makes the king glad,

and he celebrates victories

that you have given him.

2You did what he wanted most

and never told him “No.”

3You truly blessed the king,

and you placed on him

a crown of finest gold.

4He asked to live a long time,

and you promised him life

that never ends.

5The king is highly honored.

You have let him win victories

that have made him famous.

6You have given him blessings

that will last forever,

and you have made him glad

by being so near to him.

7Lord Most High,

the king trusts you,

and your kindness

keeps him from defeat.

8With your mighty arm, Lord,

you will strike down all

of your hateful enemies.

9They will be destroyed by fire

once you are here,

and because of your anger,

flames will swallow them.

10You will wipe their families

from the earth,

and they will disappear.

11All their plans to harm you

will come to nothing.

12You will make them run away

by shooting your arrows

at their faces.

13Show your strength, Lord,

so that we may sing

and praise your power.



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