Psalm 21
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1For the music director; a psalm of David. O LORD, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide. 1O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
2You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah) 2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
3For you bring him rich blessings; you place a golden crown on his head. 3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
4He asked you to sustain his life, and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. 4He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
5Your deliverance brings him great honor; you give him majestic splendor. 5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
6For you grant him lasting blessings; you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence. 6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7For the king trusts in the LORD, and because of the sovereign LORD's faithfulness he is not upended. 7For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
8You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you. 8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.
9You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD angrily devours them; the fire consumes them. 9You will make them as a blazing oven when you appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them.
10You destroy their offspring from the earth, their descendants from among the human race. 10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.
11Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed. 11Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them. 12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows.
13Rise up, O LORD, in strength! We will sing and praise your power! 13Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.
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