Psalm 21
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1The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.1O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
2You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
3You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head.3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
4He asked life from you, and you gave it to him— a long life for ever and ever.4He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
5His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty.5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
6Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence.6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7The king trusts in the LORD; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm. 7For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
8Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you.8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.
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.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 will destroy their descendants from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks of mankind.10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.
11Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.11Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces.12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows.
13Rise up, LORD, because you are strong; 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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