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Psalm 21 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Joy in the Salvation of the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD;
And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
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 the blessings of goodness;
You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:4 - He asked life from You, and You gave it to him—
Length of days forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:5 - His glory is great in Your salvation;
Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 - For You have made him most blessed forever;
You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:7 - For the king trusts in the LORD,
And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:8 - Your hand will find all Your enemies;
Your right hand will find those who hate You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:9 - You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger;
The LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:10 - Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from among the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:11 - For they intended evil against You;
They devised a plot which they are not able to perform.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:12 - Therefore You will make them turn their back;
You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:13 - Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength!
We will sing and praise Your power.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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