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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalms 21:1-13


  • Blessings on the king who trusts in Jehovah

    • Long life given to the king (4)

    • God’s enemies will be defeated (8-12)

To the director. A melody of David. 21  O Jehovah, in your strength the king rejoices;+ How greatly he rejoices in your acts of salvation!+   You have granted him the desire of his heart,+ And you have not withheld the request of his lips. (Selah)   For you meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of fine* gold on his head.+   He asked you for life, and you gave it to him,+ A long life,* forever and ever.   Your acts of salvation bring him great glory.+ Dignity and splendor you bestow on him.   You make him blessed forever;+ You make him glad with the joy of your presence.*+   For the king trusts in Jehovah;+ Because of the loyal love of the Most High, he will never be shaken.*+   Your hand will find all your enemies; Your right hand will find those hating you.   You will make them like a fiery furnace at the appointed time when you give them attention. Jehovah will swallow them up in his anger, and fire will consume them.+ 10  Their descendants* you will destroy from the earth, And their offspring from the sons of men. 11  For they intended to do what is bad against you;+ They have devised schemes that will not succeed.+ 12  For you will make them retreat+ By aiming your bow* at them.* 13  Rise up, O Jehovah, in your strength. We will sing praises* to your mightiness.


Or “refined.”
Lit., “Length of days.”
Lit., “face.”
Or “will never stagger (totter).”
Lit., “fruitage.”
Lit., “bowstrings.”
Lit., “their faces.”
Lit., “sing and make music.”