Psalms 21

Psalms 21:1  
To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David. The king will be glad in your strength, O Lord; how great will be his delight in your salvation!

Psalms 21:2  
You have given him his heart's desire, and have not kept back the request of his lips. (Selah.)

Psalms 21:3  
For you go before him with the blessings of good things: you put a crown of fair gold on his head.

Psalms 21:4  
He made request to you for life, and you gave it to him, long life for ever and ever.

Psalms 21:5  
His glory is great in your salvation: honour and authority have you put on him.

Psalms 21:6  
For you have made him a blessing for ever: you have given him joy in the light of your face.

Psalms 21:7  
For the king has faith in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he will not be moved.

Psalms 21:8  
Your hand will make a search for all your haters; your right hand will be hard on all those who are against you.

Psalms 21:9  
You will make them like a flaming oven before you; the Lord in his wrath will put an end to them, and they will be burned up in the fire.

Psalms 21:10  
Their fruit will be cut off from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

Psalms 21:11  
For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.

Psalms 21:12  
Their backs will be turned when you make ready the cords of your bow against their faces.

Psalms 21:13  
Be lifted up, O Lord, in your strength; so will we make songs in praise of your power.


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