- At the end. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid.
- O Lord, in your power the king will be glad,
and at your salvation he shall rejoice greatly!
- The desire of his heart you gave him,
and of the will of his lips you did not deprive him.
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- Because you anticipated him with blessings of kindness,
you placed on his head a crown of precious stone.
- Life he asked of you, and you gave it to him —
length of days forever and ever.
- His glory is great by your salvation;
glory and majesty you will bestow on him.
- Because you will give him blessing forever and ever,
you will make him glad with joy through your countenance,
- because the king hopes in the Lord,
and in the mercy of the Most High he will not be shaken.
- May your hand be found against all your enemies;
may your right hand find all those hating you.
- You will make them like an oven of fire
at the opportune-time of your countenance.
The Lord will confound them in his wrath,
and fire will devour them.
- Their fruit you will destroy from earth,
and their seed from sons of humanity,
- because they turned evil against you;
they devised a plan they will not be able to realize,
- because you make them turn back;
in your remnant you will prepare their countenance.
- Be exalted, O Lord, in your power!
We will sing and psalm to your sovereignty.
(The Greek Septuagint (LXX) numbers this ‘Psalm 20’, the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT) numbers it ‘Psalm 21’,)