To the director. A melody of David. 21 O Jehovah, in your strength the king rejoices;+And in your salvation how very joyful he wants to be!+ 2 The desire of his heart you have given him,+And the wish of his lips you have not withheld.+ Seʹlah. 3 For you proceeded to meet him with blessings of good,+[And] to place on his head a crown of refined gold.+ 4 Life he asked of you. You gave [it] to him,+Length of days to time indefinite, even forever.+ 5 His glory is great in your salvation.+Dignity and splendor you put upon him.+ 6 For you constitute him highly blessed forever;+You make him feel glad with the rejoicing at your face.+ 7 For the king is trusting in Jehovah,+Even in the loving-kindness* of the Most High. He will not be caused to totter.+ 8 Your hand will find all your enemies;+Your own right hand will find those hating you. 9 You will constitute them as a fiery furnace at the appointed time for your attention.+Jehovah in his anger will swallow them up, and the fire will devour them.+ 10 Their fruitage you will destroy from the very earth,+And their offspring* from the sons of men.*+ 11 For they have directed against you what is bad;+They have thought out ideas that they are unable to carry out.+ 12 For you will make them turn their backs in flight+By your bowstrings that you make ready against their face.+ 13 O be exalted in your strength, O Jehovah.+We will sing and make melody to your mightiness.+
^ Or, “loyal love.”
^ Or, “seed.”
^ Lit., “earthling man,” used collectively. Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.