Psalm 21 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 21 1THE KING [David] shall joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah [pause, and think of that]! 3For You send blessings of good things to meet him; You set a crown of pure gold on his head. 4He asked life of You, and You gave it to him--long life forever and evermore. 5His glory is great because of Your aid; splendor and majesty You bestow upon him. 6For You make him to be blessed and a blessing forever; You make him exceedingly glad with the joy of Your presence. 7For the king trusts, relies on, and is confident in the Lord, and through the mercy and steadfast love of the Most High he will never be moved. 8Your hand shall find all Your enemies; Your right hand shall find all those who hate You. 9You will make them as if in a blazing oven in the time of Your anger; the Lord will swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire will utterly consume them. 10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, and their sons from among the children of men. 11For they planned evil against You; they conceived a mischievous plot which they are not able to perform. 12For You will make them turn their backs; You will aim Your bow [of divine justice] at their faces. 13Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your power.
Amplified Bible® / © The Lockman Foundation About