Psalm 21
New King James Version Par ▾ 

Joy in the Salvation of the Lord

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord;
And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2You have given him his heart’s desire,
And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

3For You meet him with the blessings of goodness;
You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4He asked life from You, and You gave it to him—
Length of days forever and ever.
5His glory is great in Your salvation;
Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.
6For You have made him most blessed forever;
You have made him [a]exceedingly glad with Your presence.
7For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be [b]moved.

8Your hand will find all Your enemies;
Your right hand will find those who hate You.
9You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger;
The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
10Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth,
And their [c]descendants from among the sons of men.
11For they intended evil against You;
They devised a plot which they are not able to perform.
12Therefore You will make them turn their back;
You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.

13Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength!
We will sing and praise Your power.


  1. Psalm 21:6 Lit. joyful with gladness
  2. Psalm 21:7 shaken
  3. Psalm 21:10 Lit. seed
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

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