Bible: Psalm 21

Psalm 21 1 

21:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.

O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give; 2 

he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide. 3 

21:2 You grant 4  him his heart’s desire;

you do not refuse his request. 5  (Selah)

21:3 For you bring him 6  rich 7  blessings; 8 

you place a golden crown on his head.

21:4 He asked you to sustain his life, 9 

and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. 10 

21:5 Your deliverance brings him great honor; 11 

you give him majestic splendor. 12 

21:6 For you grant him lasting blessings;

you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence. 13 

21:7 For the king trusts 14  in the Lord,

and because of the sovereign Lord’s 15  faithfulness he is not upended. 16 

21:8 You 17  prevail over 18  all your enemies;

your power is too great for those who hate you. 19 

21:9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace 20  when you appear; 21 

the Lord angrily devours them; 22 

the fire consumes them.

21:10 You destroy their offspring 23  from the earth,

their descendants 24  from among the human race. 25 

21:11 Yes, 26  they intend to do you harm; 27 

they dream up a scheme, 28  but they do not succeed. 29 

21:12 For you make them retreat 30 

when you shoot your arrows at them. 31 

21:13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength! 32 

We will sing and praise 33  your power!

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