To the director. A melody of David.
21 O Jehovah, in your strength the king rejoices;+
How greatly he rejoices in your acts of salvation!+
2 You have granted him the desire of his heart,+
And you have not withheld the request of his lips. (Selah)
3 For you meet him with rich blessings;
You place a crown of fine* gold on his head.+
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him,+
A long life,* forever and ever.
5 Your acts of salvation bring him great glory.+
Dignity and splendor you bestow on him.
6 You make him blessed forever;+
You make him glad with the joy of your presence.*+
7 For the king trusts in Jehovah;+
Because of the loyal love of the Most High, he will never be shaken.*+
8 Your hand will find all your enemies;
Your right hand will find those hating you.
9 You will make them like a fiery furnace at the appointed time when you give them attention.
Jehovah will swallow them up in his anger, and fire will consume them.+
10 Their descendants* you will destroy from the earth,
And their offspring from the sons of men.
11 For they intended to do what is bad against you;+
They have devised schemes that will not succeed.+
12 For you will make them retreat+
By aiming your bow* at them.*
13 Rise up, O Jehovah, in your strength.
We will sing praises* to your mightiness.