Psalm 21
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Psalm 21

For the music director; a psalm of David.

1O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;

he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.

2You grant him his heart’s desire;

you do not refuse his request. (Selah)

3For you bring him rich blessings;

you place a golden crown on his head.

4He asked you to sustain his life,

and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.

5Your deliverance brings him great honor;

you give him majestic splendor.

6For you grant him lasting blessings;

you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.

7For the king trusts in the Lord,

and because of the sovereign Lord’s faithfulness he is not upended.

8You prevail over all your enemies;

your power is too great for those who hate you.

9You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear;

the Lord angrily devours them;

the fire consumes them.

10You destroy their offspring from the earth,

their descendants from among the human race.

11Yes, they intend to do you harm;

they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.

12For you make them retreat

when you shoot your arrows at them.

13Rise up, O Lord, in strength!

We will sing and praise your power!

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