Psalms 21
Thanksgiving for the King
For the director of music. A song of David.
1Lord, the king rejoices because of your strength.
He is so happy when you save him!
2You gave the king what he wanted.
You did not refuse what he asked for. Selah
3You put good things before him.
You placed a gold crown on his head.
4He asked you for life.
And you gave it to him.
His years go on and on.
5He has great glory because you gave him victories.
You gave him honor and praise.
6You always gave him blessings.
You made him glad because you were with him.
7The king truly trusts the Lord.
Because God Most High always loves him,
he will not be overwhelmed.
8Your hand is against all your enemies.
Those who hate you will feel your power.
9When you appear, you will burn them like wood in a furnace.
In your anger you will eat them up.
Your fire will burn them up.
10You will destroy their families from the earth.
Their children will not live.
11They made evil plans against you.
But their traps won’t work.
12You will make them turn their backs
when you aim your arrows at them.
13Be supreme, Lord, in your power.
We sing and praise your greatness.
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