Psalms Chapter 21 |
1For the leader. A psalm of David.
2O Lord, the king rejoices in Your strength;
how greatly he exults in Your victory!
3You have granted him the desire of his heart,
have not denied the request of his lips. Selah.
4You have proffered him blessings of good things,
have set upon his head a crown of fine gold.
5He asked You for life; You granted it;
a long life, everlasting.
6Great is his glory through Your victory;
You have endowed him with splendor and majesty.
7You have made him blessed forever,
gladdened him with the joy of Your presence.
8For the king trusts in the Lord;
Through the faithfulness of the Most High
he will not be shaken.
9Your hand is equal to all Your enemies;
Your right hand overpowers Your foes.
10You set them ablaze like a furnace
when You show Your presence.
The Lord in anger destroys them;
fire consumes them.
11You wipe their offspring from the earth,
their issue from among men.
12For they schemed against You;
they laid plans,
but could not succeed.
13For You make them turn back
by Your bows aimed at their face.
14Be exalted, O Lord, through Your strength;
we will sing and chant the praises of Your mighty deeds.