21 The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance. 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude
3 You go before him with wonderful blessings, and put a crown of fine gold on his head. 4 He asked life from you, and you gave it to him— a long life for ever and ever. 5 His glory is great because of your deliverance, you have given him honor and majesty. 6 Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence. 7 The king trusts in the Lord; because of the gracious love of the Most High, he will stand firm.[a]
8 Your hand will find all your enemies, your right hand will find those who hate you. 9 When you appear, you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace. In his wrath, the Lord will consume them, and the fire will devour them. 10 You will destroy their descendants[b] from the earth, even their offspring from the ranks[c] of mankind. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed. 12 Indeed, you will make them retreat,[d] when you aim your bow[e] at their faces.
13 Rise up, Lord, because you are strong; we will sing and praise your power.
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