Psalms 21

Psalms 21

Psalm 21
The King’s Victory
For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1 Lord, the king finds joy in your strength.
How greatly he rejoices in your victory!#Ps 28:7–8; 59:16–17
2You have given him his heart’s desire#Ps 20:4; 145:19
and have not denied the request of his lips.#Ps 20:5; 1Pt 3:12Selah
3For you meet him with rich blessings;
you place a crown of pure gold on his head.#2Sm 12:30; 1Ch 20:2
4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him —
length of days forever and ever.#Ps 61:6; 91:16
5His glory is great through your victory;
you confer majesty and splendor on him.#Ps 8:5; 96:6
6You give him blessings forever;#1Ch 17:27
you cheer him with joy in your presence.#Ps 16:11
7For the king relies on the Lord;
through the faithful love of the Most High
he is not shaken.#Ps 10:6; 16:8
8Your hand will capture all your enemies;
your right hand will seize those who hate you.#Ex 15:6; Is 10:10
9You will make them burn
like a fiery furnace when you appear;
the Lord will engulf them in his wrath,
and fire will devour them.#Ps 50:3; 97:3; Mal 4:1
10You will wipe their progeny from the earth
and their offspring from the human race.#21:10 Or the descendants of Adam#1Kg 13:34; Ps 37:28; Is 14:20
11Though they intend to harm#21:11 Lit they stretch out harm against you
and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.#Ps 2:1–3; 7:15–16; 10:2
12Instead, you will put them to flight
when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.#Ps 7:12
13Be exalted, Lord, in your strength;
we will sing and praise your might.#Ps 59:16; 81:1

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