Psalm 21:1-11 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength.1 How great is his joy in the victories you give!2

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2 You have granted him the desire of his heart3 and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah"

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3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold4 on his head.5

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4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.6

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5 Through the victories7 you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.8

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6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy9 of your presence.10

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7 For the king trusts in the LORD;11 through the unfailing love12 of the Most High13 he will not be shaken.14

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8 Your hand will lay hold15 on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.

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9 At the time of your appearing you will make them like a fiery furnace. In his wrath the LORD will swallow them up, and his fire will consume them.16

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10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.17

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11 Though they plot evil18 against you and devise wicked schemes,19 they cannot succeed;

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