Psalm 21

1 For the leader. A psalm of David: ADONAI, the king finds joy in your strength; what great joy he displays in your victory!
2 You give him his heart's desire; you don't refuse the prayer from his lips. (Selah)
3 For you come to meet him with the best blessings, you place a crown of fine gold on his head.
4 He asks you for life; you give it to him, years and years forever and ever.
5 Your victory brings him great glory; you confer on him splendor and honor.
6 For you bestow on him everlasting blessings, you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king puts his trust in ADONAI, in the grace of 'Elyon; he will not be moved.
8 Your hand will find all your enemies; your right hand will overtake those who hate you.
9 At your appearing, you will make them like a fiery furnace. ADONAI will swallow them up in his anger; fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy from the earth their descendants, rid humankind of their posterity;
11 for they intended evil against you; but despite their scheme, they won't succeed.
12 For you will make them turn their back by aiming your bow at their faces.
13 Arise, ADONAI, in your strength; and we will sing and praise your power.