Psalm 21 (20)
10Thanksgiving for our king. He asked you for life and you have given it: he will live for ever.
2 The king rejoices in your strength, O Lord, and exults in your saving help.
3 You have granted him his desire; you have not rejected his request.
4 You have come to him with rich blessings; you have placed a golden crown upon his head.
5 When he asked, you gave him life – length of days forever and ever.
6 He glories in the victory you gave him; you shall bestow on him splendor and majesty.
7 You have given him eternal blessings, and gladdened him with the joy of your presence.
8 The king trusts in the Lord, and through the love of the Most High, he will not be shaken.
9 Your hand, O Lord, will reach your enemies, and lay hold of all your foes.
10 Your mere appearance will turn them into a blazing furnace. Your wrath will engulf them like a fire.
11 You will wipe their fruit from the earth and destroy their posterity.
12 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they will never win;
13 they will turn back in fear, when you aim arrows at them.
14 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing in praise of your might.