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Psalm 21 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Thanksgiving for the King

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

21 Lord, the king rejoices because of your strength;
    he is so happy when you ·save him [give him victory/help]!
You gave the king ·what he wanted [L the desire of his heart]
    and did not ·refuse [withhold] ·what he asked for [L the request of his lips]. ·Selah [Interlude]

You put ·good things [rich blessings] before him
    and placed a gold crown on his head.
He asked you for life,
    and you gave it to him,
    ·so his years go on and on [L length of days forever and ever].
He has great glory because you gave him ·victories [help];
    you gave him ·honor [splendor] and ·praise [majesty].
You ·always [forever] gave him blessings;
    you made him glad because ·you were with him [L of the joy of your presence].
The king truly ·trusts [has confidence in] the Lord.
    Because God Most High always ·loves [is loyal toward] him,
    he will not be ·overwhelmed [moved].
Your hand ·is against [L will find out] all your enemies;
    ·those who hate you will feel your power [L your right hand will find out those who hate you].
When ·you [L the Lord] appear,
    you will burn them as in a furnace.
In your anger you will swallow them up,
    and fire will burn them up.
10 You will destroy their ·families [offspring] from the earth;
    their ·children [L seed] will not live.
11 They made evil plans against you,
    but ·their traps [L the schemes they devise] won’t ·work [succeed].
12 You will make them turn their backs
    when you aim your arrows at ·them [L their faces].
13 Be ·supreme [exalted], Lord, in your power.
    We sing and praise your ·greatness [strength].

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