Psalm 21

                                        For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 O Lord, the king rejoices in your strength.

How great is his joy in the victories you


2 You have granted him the desire of his heart

and have not withheld the request of his 


3 You welcomed him with rich blessings

and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.

4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—-

length of days, for ever and ever.

5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is


you have bestowed on him splendor and 


6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings

and made him glad with the joy of your 


7 For the king trusts in the Lord;

through the unfailing love of the Most High

he will not be shaken.

8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;

your right hand will seize your foes.

9 At the time of your appearing

you will make them like a fiery furnace.

In his wrath the Lord will swallow them up,

and his fire will consume them.

10 You will destroy their descendants from the


their posterity from mankind.

11 Though they plot evil against you

and device wicked schemes, they cannot 


12 for you will make them turn their backs

when you aim at them with drawn bow.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength;

we will sing and praise your might.



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