Psalm 21 ESV

The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, in your 1strength the king rejoices, and in your 2salvation how greatly he exults!

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2 You have 3given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

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3 For you 4meet him with rich blessings; you set 5a crown of 6fine gold upon his head.

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4 He asked life of you; you 7gave it to him, 8length of days forever and ever.

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5 His 9glory is great through your salvation; 10splendor and majesty you bestow on him.

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6 For you make him most blessed forever;a you make him glad with the 11joy of your presence.

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    • ‡ 21:6 - Or make him a source of blessing forever
      7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be 12moved.

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      8 Your hand will 13find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.

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      9 You will make them as 14a blazing oven when you appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his 15wrath, and 16fire will consume them.

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      10 You 17will destroy their 18descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.

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      11 Though they plan evil against you, though they 19devise mischief, they will not succeed.

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      12 For you will put them 20to flight; you will 21aim at their faces with your bows.

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      13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.