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

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 21

Psalm 21

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, the king is filled with joy because you are strong.
    How great is his joy because you help him win his battles!
You have given him what his heart wished for.
    You haven’t kept back from him what his lips asked for.
You came to greet him with rich blessings.
    You placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him.
    You promised him days that would never end.
His glory is great because you helped him win his battles.
    You have honored him with glory and majesty.
You have given him blessings that will never end.
    You have made him glad and joyful because you are with him.

The king trusts in the Lord.
    The faithful love of the Most High God
    will keep the king secure.

You, the king, will capture all your enemies.
    Your right hand will take hold of them.
When you appear for battle,
    you will burn them up like they were in a flaming furnace.
The Lord will swallow them up in his great anger.
    His fire will burn them up.
10 You will wipe their children from the face of the earth.
    You will remove them from the human race.
11 Your enemies make evil plans against you.
    They think up evil things to do. But they can’t succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs and run away
    when you aim your arrows at them.

13 Lord, may you be honored because you are strong.
    We will sing and praise your might.