For the music director; a psalm of David.
21:1 O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;1
he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.2
21:2 You grant3 him his heart’s desire;
you do not refuse his request.4
21:3 For you bring him5 rich6 blessings;7
you place a golden crown on his head.
21:4 He asked you to sustain his life,8
and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.9
21:5 Your deliverance brings him great honor;10
you give him majestic splendor.11
21:6 For you grant him lasting blessings;
you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.12
21:7 For the king trusts13 in the Lord,
and because of the sovereign Lord’s14 faithfulness he is not upended.15
21:8 You16 prevail over17 all your enemies;
your power is too great for those who hate you.18
21:9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace19 when you appear;20
the Lord angrily devours them;21
the fire consumes them.
21:10 You destroy their offspring22 from the earth,
their descendants23 from among the human race.24
21:11 Yes,25 they intend to do you harm;26
they dream up a scheme,27 but they do not succeed.28
21:12 For you make them retreat29
when you shoot your arrows at them.30
21:13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength!31
We will sing and praise32 your power!
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