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Psalm 21 (English Standard Version)

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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! 2 You have 3given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah 3 For you 4meet him with rich blessings; you set 5a crown of 6fine gold upon his head. 4 He asked life of you; you 7gave it to him, 8length of days forever and ever. 5 His 9glory is great through your salvation; 10splendor and majesty you bestow on him. 6 For you make him most blessed forever;a you make him glad with the 11joy of your presence. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be 12moved. 8 Your hand will 13find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you. 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. 10 You 17will destroy their 18descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man. 11 Though they plan evil against you, though they 19devise mischief, they will not succeed. 12 For you will put them 20to flight; you will 21aim 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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