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The first book of Psalms, song 21, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 21

New English Translation

   For the music director; a psalm of David.
   1 O LORD, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.
   2 You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah)
   3 For you bring him rich blessings; you place a golden crown on his head.
   4 He asked you to sustain his life, and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.
   5 Your deliverance brings him great honor; you give him majestic splendor.
   6 For you grant him lasting blessings; you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.
   7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and because of the sovereign LORD's faithfulness he is not upended.
   8 You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you.
   9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD angrily devours them; the fire consumes them.
   10 You destroy their offspring from the earth, their descendants from among the human race.
   11 Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.
   12 For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them.
   13 Rise up, O LORD, in strength! We will sing and praise your power!

King James Version

   To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
   1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
   2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
   3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
   4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
   5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
   6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
   7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
   8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
   9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
   10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
   11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
   12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
   13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

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