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Psalm 21 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The King Rejoices in the Lord’s Strength

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices,
and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:2 - You have given him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:3 - For you meet him with rich blessings;
you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:4 - He asked life of you; you gave it to him,
length of days forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:5 - His glory is great through your salvation;
splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 - For you make him most blessed forever;[fn]
you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:7 - For the king trusts in the LORD,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:8 - Your hand will find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:9 - You will make them as a blazing oven
when you appear.
The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath,
and fire will consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:10 - You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:11 - Though they plan evil against you,
though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:12 - For you will put them to flight;
you will aim at their faces with your bows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:13 - Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.
ESV Footnotes
Or make him a source of blessing forever

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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