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For the music leader. A psalm of David.
1The king celebrates your strength, Lord;
look how happy he is about your saving help!
2You’ve given him what his heart desires;
you haven’t denied what his lips requested. Selah
3You bring rich blessings right to him;
you put a crown of pure gold on his head.
4He asked you for life,
and you gave it to him, all right—
long days, forever and always!
5The king’s reputation is great
because of your saving help;
you’ve conferred on him glory and grandeur.
6You grant him blessings forever;
you make him happy
with the joy of your presence.
7Because the king trusts the Lord,
and because of the Most High’s faithful love,
he will not stumble.
8Your hand will catch all your enemies;
your strong hand will catch all who hate you.
9When you appear, Lord,
you will light them up like an oven on fire.
God will eat them whole in his anger;
fire will devour them.
10You will destroy their offspring from the land;
destroy their descendants from the human race.
11Because they sought to do you harm,
they devised a wicked plan—but they will fail!
12Because you will make them turn and run
when you aim your bow straight at their faces!
13Be exalted, Lord, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power!
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