Psalm 21
Christian Standard BibleNew Living Translation
1LORD, the king finds joy in your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory!1How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
2You have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah2For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested. Interlude
3For you meet him with rich blessings; you place a crown of pure gold on his head.3You welcomed him back with success and prosperity. You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him--length of days forever and ever.4He asked you to preserve his life, and you granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.
5His glory is great through your victory; you confer majesty and splendor on him.5Your victory brings him great honor, and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
6You give him blessings forever; you cheer him with joy in your presence.6You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of 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. The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.
8Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.8You will capture all your enemies. Your strong right hand will seize all 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 throw them in a flaming furnace when you appear. The LORD will consume them in his anger; fire will devour them.
10You will wipe their progeny from the earth and their offspring from the human race.10You will wipe their children from the face of the earth; they will never have descendants.
11Though they intend to harm you and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.11Although they plot against you, their evil schemes will never succeed.
12Instead, you will put them to flight when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.12For they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them.
13Be exalted, LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.13Rise up, O LORD, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
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