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Psalm 21 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The King’s Victory

For the choir director. A psalm of David.

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LORD, the king finds joy in your strength.

How greatly he rejoices in your victory!

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You have given him his heart’s desire

and have not denied the request of his lips.Selah

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For you meet him with rich blessings;

you place a crown of pure gold on his head.

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He asked you for life, and you gave it to him —

length of days forever and ever.

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His glory is great through your victory;

you confer majesty and splendor on him.

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You give him blessings forever;

you cheer him with joy in your presence.

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For the king relies on the LORD;

through the faithful love of the Most High

he is not shaken.

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Your hand will capture all your enemies;

your right hand will seize those who hate you.

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You will make them burn

like a fiery furnace when you appear;

the LORD will engulf them in his wrath,

and fire will devour them.

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You will wipe their progeny from the earth

and their offspring from the human race.[fn]

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Though they intend to harm[fn] you

and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.

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Instead, you will put them to flight

when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.

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Be exalted, LORD, in your strength;

we will sing and praise your might.

CSB Footnotes
Or the descendants of Adam
Lit they stretch out harm against

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