Psalms 21

The King Rejoices in the  Lord’s Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 O  Lord, in your a  strength the king rejoices,
and in your b  salvation how greatly he exults!
2You have c  given him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.  Selah
3For you d  meet him with rich blessings;
you set e  a crown of f  fine gold upon his head.
4He asked life of you; you g  gave it to him,
h  length of days forever and ever.
5His i  glory is great through your salvation;
j  splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
6For you make him most blessed forever;
Or  make him a source of blessing forever

you make him glad with the l  joy of your presence.
7For the king trusts in the  Lord,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be m  moved.
8 Your hand will n  find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
9You will make them as o  a blazing oven
when you appear.
The  Lord will swallow them up in his p  wrath,
and q  fire will consume them.
10You r  will destroy their s  descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
11Though they plan evil against you,
though they t  devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12For you will put them u  to flight;
you will v  aim at their faces with your bows.
13 Be exalted, O  Lord, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.
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