1 “To the chief musician, a psalm of David.” (21:2) O Lord, because of thy strength will the king rejoice; and through thy salvation how greatly will he be glad!
2 (21:3) The longing of his heart hast thou given him, and the request of his lips hast thou not withholden. Selah.
3 (21:4) For thou meetest him unasked with the blessings of happiness: thou settest on his head a crown of pure gold.
4 (21:5) Life hath he asked of thee, thou gavest it to him, length of days for ever and ever.
5 (21:6) Great is his honor through thy help: glory and majesty thou layest upon him.
6 (21:7) For thou appointest him to be a blessing for ever: thou makest him glad with joy from thy presence.
7 (21:8) For the king trusteth in the Lord; and through the kindness of the Most High shall he not be moved.
8 (21:9) Thy hand will reach all thy enemies: thy right hand will reach those that hate thee.
9 (21:10) Thou wilt render them as a fiery oven at the time of thy anger: the Lord in his wrath will destroy them, and a fire will devour them.
10 (21:11) Their fruit wilt thou cause to perish from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11 (21:12) For they directed against thee evil: they devised a mischievous purpose, which they were not able to perform.
12 (21:13) For thou wilt make them turn their back; upon thy bow-strings thou wilt make ready [thy arrows] against their face.
13 (21:14) Exalt thyself, O Lord, in thy strength; [and] we will sing and praise thy power.