For the music director; a psalm of David.
21:1 O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;2
he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.3
21:2 You grant4 him his heart’s desire;
you do not refuse his request.5 (Selah)
21:3 For you bring him6 rich7 blessings;8
you place a golden crown on his head.
21:4 He asked you to sustain his life,9
and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.10
21:5 Your deliverance brings him great honor;11
you give him majestic splendor.12
21:6 For you grant him lasting blessings;
you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.13
21:7 For the king trusts14 in the Lord,
and because of the sovereign Lord’s15 faithfulness he is not upended.16
21:8 You17 prevail over18 all your enemies;
your power is too great for those who hate you.19
21:9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace20 when you appear;21
the Lord angrily devours them;22
the fire consumes them.
21:10 You destroy their offspring23 from the earth,
their descendants24 from among the human race.25
21:11 Yes,26 they intend to do you harm;27
they dream up a scheme,28 but they do not succeed.29
21:12 For you make them retreat30
when you shoot your arrows at them.31
21:13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength!32
We will sing and praise33 your power!