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. 1The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.
2You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah) 2You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude
3For you bring him rich blessings; you place a golden crown on his head. 3You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head.
4He asked you to sustain his life, and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. 4He asked life from you, and you gave it to him— a long life for ever and ever.
5Your deliverance brings him great honor; you give him majestic splendor. 5His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty.
6For you grant him lasting blessings; you give him great joy by allowing him into 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 because of the sovereign LORD's faithfulness he is not upended. 7The king trusts in the LORD; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm.
8You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you. 8Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you.
9You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD angrily devours them; the fire consumes 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.
10You destroy their offspring from the earth, their descendants from among the human race. 10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks of mankind.
11Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed. 11Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.
12For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them. 12Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces.
13Rise up, O LORD, in 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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