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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalm 21:1-13

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!+   The desire of his heart you have given him,+ And the wish of his lips you have not withheld.+ Seʹlah.   For you proceeded to meet him with blessings of good,+ [And] to place on his head a crown of refined gold.+   Life he asked of you. You gave [it] to him,+ Length of days to time indefinite, even forever.+   His glory is great in your salvation.+ Dignity and splendor you put upon him.+   For you constitute him highly blessed forever;+ You make him feel glad with the rejoicing at your face.+   For the king is trusting in Jehovah,+ Even in the loving-kindness* of the Most High. He will not be caused to totter.+   Your hand will find all your enemies;+ Your own right hand will find those hating you.   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.+

Footnotes

Or, “loyal love.”
Or, “seed.”
Lit., “earthling man,” used collectively. Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.