Psalm 21

  1. At the end. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid.
  2. O Lord, in your power the king will be glad,
    and at your salvation he shall rejoice greatly!
  3. The desire of his heart you gave him,
    and of the will of his lips you did not deprive him.
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  4. Because you anticipated him with blessings of kindness,
    you placed on his head a crown of precious stone.
  5. Life he asked of you, and you gave it to him —
    length of days forever and ever.
  6. His glory is great by your salvation;
    glory and majesty you will bestow on him.
  7. Because you will give him blessing forever and ever,
    you will make him glad with joy through your countenance,
  8. because the king hopes in the Lord,
    and in the mercy of the Most High he will not be shaken.
  9. May your hand be found against all your enemies;
    may your right hand find all those hating you.
  10. 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.
  11. Their fruit you will destroy from earth,
    and their seed from sons of humanity,
  12. because they turned evil against you;
    they devised a plan they will not be able to realize,
  13. because you make them turn back;
    in your remnant you will prepare their countenance.
  14. 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’,)