Psalm 21
Christian Standard BibleNew American Standard Bible 1995
1LORD, the king finds joy in your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory!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 have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah2You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
3For you meet him with rich blessings; you place a crown of pure gold 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 for life, and you gave it to him--length of days forever and ever.4He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
5His glory is great through your victory; you confer majesty and splendor on him.5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
6You give him blessings forever; you cheer him with joy in your presence.6For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
7For the king relies on the LORD; through the faithful love of the Most High he is not shaken.7For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.8Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
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.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 will wipe their progeny from the earth and their offspring from the human race.10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.
11Though they intend to harm you and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.
12Instead, you will put them to flight when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
13Be exalted, LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.13Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.
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