Psalm 21
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1O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!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!
2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah2You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.3For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set 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 of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.6For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
7For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.7For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.8Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
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.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.
10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.
11Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.
12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows.12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
13Be exalted, O LORD, in your 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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