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Psalm 21

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah;

And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

2Thou hast given him his heart’s desire,

And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah

3For thou meetest him with the blessings of goodness:

Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.

4He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him,

Even length of days for ever and ever.

5His glory is great in thy salvation:

Honor and majesty dost thou lay upon him.

6For thou makest him most blessed for ever:

Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.

7For the king trusteth in Jehovah;

And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he shall not be moved.

8Thy hand will find out all thine enemies;

Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.

9Thou wilt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine anger:

Jehovah will swallow them up in his wrath,

And the fire shall devour them.

10Their fruit wilt thou destroy from the earth,

And their seed from among the children of men.

11For they intended evil against thee;

They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.

12For thou wilt make them turn their back;

Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.

13Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength:

So will we sing and praise thy power.

ASV 1901

About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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