Psalm 21
NET BibleNew American Standard Bible 1995
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. 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 grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah) 2You have given him his heart's desire, And You 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 the blessings of good things; You set 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 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 place upon 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 joyful with gladness in 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 lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
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 fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
10You destroy their offspring from the earth, their descendants from among the human race. 10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.
11Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed. 11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.
12For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them. 12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
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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