Psalm 21
Christian Standard BibleKing James Bible
1LORD, the king finds joy in your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory!1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2You have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah2Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3For you meet him with rich blessings; you place a crown of pure gold on his head.3For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him--length of days forever and ever.4He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
5His glory is great through your victory; you confer majesty and splendor on him.5His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
6You give him blessings forever; you cheer him with joy in your presence.6For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
7For the king relies on the LORD; through the faithful love of the Most High he is not shaken.7For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
8Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.8Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
9You will make them burn like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD will engulf them in his wrath, and fire will devour them.9Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10You will wipe their progeny from the earth and their offspring from the human race.10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11Though they intend to harm you and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.11For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
12Instead, you will put them to flight when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.12Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
13Be exalted, LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.13Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
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