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Psalm 21 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

The Victorious King

Psalm 21

For the music director, a psalm of David.
Adonai, the king rejoices in Your strength!
How greatly he delights in Your salvation.
You granted him his heart’s desire,
and You did not withhold the request of his lips. Selah
For You met him with the best blessings.
You set on his head a crown of pure gold.
He asked You for life, You gave it to him,
length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through Your salvation.
Honor and majesty You bestow on him.
For You bestow on him eternal blessings,
gladden him with joy in Your presence.
For the king trusts in Adonai,
and in the lovingkindness of Elyon
he will not be shaken.
Your hand will find all your enemies.
Your right hand will overtake those who hate You.
10 You will make them like a fiery furnace
    at the time of your appearing.
In His wrath Adonai will swallow them up
    and fire will consume them.
11 You destroy their offspring from earth,
their seed from the children of men.
12 Though they intended evil against You
and devised a plot, they cannot succeed.
13 For You make them turn their backs.
You aim Your bowstrings at their faces.
14 Be exalted, Adonai, in Your strength!
We will sing and praise Your might.

Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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Psalm 21 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 21[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
    How great is his joy in the victories you give!

You have granted him his heart’s desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips.[b]
You came to greet him with rich blessings
    and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
    length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
    you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
    and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord;
    through the unfailing love of the Most High
    he will not be shaken.

Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
    your right hand will seize your foes.
When you appear for battle,
    you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
    and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
    their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you
    and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs
    when you aim at them with drawn bow.

13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
    we will sing and praise your might.


  1. Psalm 21:1 In Hebrew texts 21:1-13 is numbered 21:2-14.
  2. Psalm 21:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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