Psalm 21 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 aThe king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

References for Psalms 21:1

    • Ž 21:1 - In Hebrew texts 21:1-13 is numbered 21:2-14.
      2 You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.b

      References for Psalms 21:2

        •  21:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          3 You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.

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          4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever.

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          5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.

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          6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

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          7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.

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          8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.

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          9 When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.

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          10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.

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          11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.

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          12 You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.

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          13 Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.

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          Study tools for Psalm 21

          • a 21:1 - In Hebrew texts 21:1-13 is numbered 21:2-14.
          • b 21:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.