Amplified Bible

Psalm 21

Praise for Help.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1O Lord the king will delight in Your strength,
And in Your salvation how greatly will he rejoice!

You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

For You meet him with blessings of good things;
You set a crown of pure gold on his head.

He asked life of You,
And You gave it to him,
Long life forever and evermore.

His glory is great because of Your victory;
Splendor and majesty You bestow upon him.

For You make him most blessed [and a blessing] forever;
You make him joyful with the joy of Your presence.


For the king [confidently] trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness (faithfulness, goodness) of the Most High he will never be shaken.

Your hand will reach out and defeat all your enemies;
Your right hand will reach those who hate you.

You will make them as [if in] a blazing oven in the time of your anger;
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire will devour them.
10 
Their offspring You will destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from the sons of men.
11 
For they planned evil against You;
They devised a [malevolent] plot
And they will not succeed.
12 
For You will make them turn their backs [in defeat];
You will aim Your bowstring [of divine justice] at their faces.
13 
Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength;
We will sing and praise Your power.

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 21

Praise for Deliverance.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad,
And in Your [a]salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips. [b]Selah.
For You meet him with the blessings of good things;
You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
He asked life of You,
You gave it to him,
Length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through Your [c]salvation,
Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
For You make him [d]most blessed forever;
You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.

For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Your hand will find out all your enemies;
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time [e]of your anger;
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,
And fire will devour them.
10 Their [f]offspring You will destroy from the earth,
And their [g]descendants from among the sons of men.
11 Though they [h]intended evil against You
And devised a plot,
They will not succeed.
12 For You will make them turn their back;
You will [i]aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
13 Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength;
We will sing and praise Your power.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 21:1 Or victory
  2. Psalm 21:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 21:5 Or victory
  4. Psalm 21:6 Lit blessings
  5. Psalm 21:9 Or of your presence
  6. Psalm 21:10 Lit fruit
  7. Psalm 21:10 Lit seed
  8. Psalm 21:11 Lit stretched out
  9. Psalm 21:12 Lit make ready