21:1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> The king will be glad in your strength, O Lord; how great will be his delight in your salvation!
21:2 You have given him his heart's desire, and have not kept back the request of his lips. (Selah.)
21:3 For you go before him with the blessings of good things: you put a crown of fair gold on his head.
21:4 He made request to you for life, and you gave it to him, long life for ever and ever.
21:5 His glory is great in your salvation: honour and authority have you put on him.
21:6 For you have made him a blessing for ever: you have given him joy in the light of your face.
21:7 For the king has faith in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he will not be moved.
21:8 Your hand will make a search for all your haters; your right hand will be hard on all those who are against you.
21:9 You will make them like a flaming oven before you; the Lord in his wrath will put an end to them, and they will be burned up in the fire.
21:10 Their fruit will be cut off from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
21:11 For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.
21:12 Their backs will be turned when you make ready the cords of your bow against their faces.
21:13 Be lifted up, O Lord, in your strength; so will we make songs in praise of your power.