Psalm 21
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!1The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.
2You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.2You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude
3For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.3You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head.
4He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.4He asked life from you, and you gave it to him— a long life for ever and ever.
5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.5His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty.
6For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.6Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.7The king trusts in the LORD; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm.
8Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.8Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you.
9You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.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.
10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks of mankind.
11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.11Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.
12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.12Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces.
13Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.13Rise up, LORD, because you are strong; we will sing and praise your power.
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