King James Version

Psalm 21

1The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

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Salme 21

Lovsang efter sejren

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Herre, kongen glæder sig over din magt,
    han råber af fryd over din sejr.
Du har opfyldt hans hjertes ønske,
    ikke nægtet ham, hvad han bad dig om.
Du kom til ham med rige gaver.
    Du satte en gylden krone på hans hoved.
Han bad om din velsignelse over sit liv,
    og du lovede ham et varigt dynasti.
Du gav ham sejre og berømmelse,
    du tildelte ham ære og værdighed.
Din velsignelse følger ham altid,
    dit nærvær fylder ham med usigelig glæde.
Han stoler på Herren og skal aldrig snuble,
    for den Almægtiges trofaste nåde bevarer ham.

Du opsporer alle dine fjender,
    tilintetgør enhver, som hader dig.
10 Når du viser dig, brænder de op som i en ovn,
    du opsluger dem i vrede, lader ild fortære dem.
11 Du fjerner deres børn fra jordens overflade,
    deres slægt dør fuldstændig ud.
12 Selv om de sætter sig op imod dig,
    vil deres onde planer ikke lykkes.
13 De vender om og flygter,
    når du sender dine pile.

14 Rejs dig, Herre, i din vældige styrke.
    Med sang og spil vil vi lovprise din magt.