Psalm 21
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
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!1How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
2You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.2For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested. Interlude
3For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.3You welcomed him back with success and prosperity. You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
4He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.4He asked you to preserve his life, and you granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.
5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.5Your victory brings him great honor, and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
6For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.6You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him 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.7For the king trusts in the LORD. The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.
8Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.8You will capture all your enemies. Your strong right hand will seize all 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.9You will throw them in a flaming furnace when you appear. The LORD will consume them in his anger; fire will devour them.
10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.10You will wipe their children from the face of the earth; they will never have descendants.
11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.11Although they plot against you, their evil schemes will never succeed.
12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.12For they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them.
13Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.13Rise up, O LORD, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
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