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Psalm 21

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A thanksgiving for victory;

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

21:1 The king rejoices in your strength, Yahweh!
How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!

21:2 You have given him his heartís desire,
and have not withheld the request of his lips.


21:3 For you meet him with the blessings of goodness.
You set a crown of fine gold on his head.

21:4 He asked life of you, you gave it to him,
even length of days forever and ever.

21:5 His glory is great in your salvation.
You lay honor and majesty on him.

21:6 For you make him most blessed forever.
You make him glad with joy in your presence.

with confidence of further success.

21:7 For the king trusts in Yahweh.
Through the loving kindness of the Most High, he shall not be moved.

21:8 Your hand will find out all of your enemies.
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.

21:9 You will make them as a fiery furnace in the time of your anger.
Yahweh will swallow them up in his wrath.
The fire shall devour them.

21:10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
their posterity from among the children of men.

21:11 For they intended evil against you.
They plotted evil against you which cannot succeed.

21:12 For you will make them turn their back,
when you aim drawn bows at their face.

21:13 Be exalted, Yahweh, in your strength,
so we will sing and praise your power.

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