Psalm 21



The King's Victory

1 O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

1 The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.

1 The king [David] shall joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

2 You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

2 You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude

2 You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

3 For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.

3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

3 You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head.

3 For You send blessings of good things to meet him; You set a crown of pure gold on his head.

4 He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.

4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

4 He asked life from you, and you gave it to him a long life for ever and ever.

4 He asked life of You, and You gave it to him -- "long life forever and evermore.

5 His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.

5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

5 His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty.

5 His glory is great because of Your aid; splendor and majesty You bestow upon him.

6 For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.

6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

6 Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence.

6 For You make him to be blessed and a blessing forever; You make him exceedingly glad with the joy of Your presence.

7 For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.

7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

7 The king trusts in the LORD; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm.

7 For the king trusts, relies on, and is confident in the Lord, and through the mercy and steadfast love of the Most High he will never be moved.

8 Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.

8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

8 Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you.

8 Your hand shall find all Your enemies; Your right hand shall find all those who hate You.

9 You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.

9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

9 When you appear, you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace. In his wrath, the LORD will consume them, and the fire will devour them.

9 You will make them as if in a blazing oven in the time of Your anger; the Lord will swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire will utterly consume them.

10 Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.

10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks of mankind.

10 Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, and their sons from among the children of men.

11 Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.

11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

11 Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.

11 For they planned evil against You; they conceived a mischievous plot which they are not able to perform.

12 For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

12 Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces.

12 For You will make them turn their backs; You will aim Your bow [of divine justice] at their faces.

13 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.

13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

13 Rise up, LORD, because you are strong; we will sing and praise your power. To the Director: To the tune of "Doe of the Dawn".A Davidic Psalm.

13 Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your power.



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