American Standard Version (ASV) - Psalm 21

Praise for deliverance.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

21 The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah;
And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire,
And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah
3 For thou meetest him with the blessings of [a]goodness:
Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
4 He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him,
Even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation:
Honor and majesty dost thou lay upon him.
6 For thou [b]makest him most blessed for ever:
Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.
7 For the king trusteth in Jehovah;
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he shall not be moved.
8 Thy hand will find out all thine enemies;
Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.
9 Thou wilt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine [c]anger:
Jehovah will swallow them up in his wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit wilt thou destroy from the earth,
And their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against thee;
They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.
12 For thou wilt make them turn their back;
Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.
13 Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength:
So will we sing and praise thy power.


  1. Psalm 21:3 Or, good things
  2. Psalm 21:6 Hebrew settest him to be blessings. See Gen. 12:2.
  3. Psalm 21:9 Or, presence. Hebrew countenance.

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