Psalm 21 (Common English Bible)

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Psalm 21

For the music leader. A psalm of David.

1 The king celebrates your strength, LORD; look how happy he is about your saving help! 2 You've given him what his heart desires; you haven't denied what his lips requested. Selah 3 You bring rich blessings right to him; you put a crown of pure gold on his head. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, all right— long days, forever and always! 5 The king's reputation is great because of your saving help; you've conferred on him glory and grandeur. 6 You grant him blessings forever; you make him happy with the joy of your presence. 7 Because the king trusts the LORD, and because of the Most High's faithful love, he will not stumble. 8 Your hand will catch all your enemies; your strong hand will catch all who hate you. 9 When you appear, LORD, you will light them up like an oven on fire. God will eat them whole in his anger; fire will devour them. 10 You will destroy their offspring from the land; destroy their descendants from the human race. 11 Because they sought to do you harm, they devised a wicked plan—but they will fail! 12 Because you will make them turn and run when you aim your bow straight at their faces! 13 Be exalted, LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power!
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