Psalms 21
The King’s Victory
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
1Lord, 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 descendants from the earth
and their offspring from the human race. # 1Kg 13:34; Ps 37:28; Is 14:20
11Though they intend to harm # Lit they stretch out evil 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 aim your bow # Lit aim with your bowstrings at their faces. # 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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