Psalms 21

ISV(i) 1 To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance. 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. [Interlude] 3 You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head. 4 He asked life from you, and you gave it to him {— } a long life for ever and ever. 5 His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty. 6 Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence. 7 The king trusts in the LORD; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm. 8 Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you. 9 When you appear, you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace. In his wrath, the LORD will consume them, and the fire will devour them. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks of mankind. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed. 12 Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces. 13 Rise up, LORD, because you are strong; we will sing and praise your power.