1The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give!2You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.3You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever.5Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.6Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.7For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.8Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.9When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.11Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.12You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.13Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.
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The King Rejoices in the Lord’s Strength
1To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! (Ps 8:2; Ps 9:14; Ps 28:7)2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. (Ps 20:4)3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head. (2Sa 12:30; 1Ch 20:2; Ps 19:10; Ps 59:10)4He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever. (2Sa 7:19; 1Ki 1:31; Ne 2:3; Ps 61:6; Ps 91:16)5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him. (Ps 8:5; Ps 45:3; Ps 96:6)6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence. (Ps 16:11; Ps 45:7)7For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. (Ps 10:6; Ps 16:8)8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you. (Isa 10:10)9You will make them as a blazing oven when you appear. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them. (Job 20:26; Ps 2:5; Ps 18:8; Ps 50:3; Ps 83:14; Ps 97:3; Isa 26:11; Da 7:10; Hab 3:5; Mal 4:1)10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man. (1Ki 13:34; Job 18:16; Job 18:19; Ps 34:16; Ps 37:28; Ps 109:13; Isa 14:20)11Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed. (Ps 2:1; Ps 10:2)12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows. (Ps 7:12; Ps 11:2; Ps 18:40)13Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.