THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 21 ©
David gives thanks to God, both for himself and on behalf of the church, for the received victories and the blessed state of his kingdom, being a type of the eternal King and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, and prophecies of the durableness of both, together with the downfall and destruction of all the enemies of the same, to the praise of God.
To the 1chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
THE king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden 2the request of his lips. 3Selah.
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked 4life of thee, and 5thou gavest it him, even 6length of days for ever and ever.
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
For thou hast made him most 7blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy 8countenance.
For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be 9moved.
Thine hand shall 10find out 11all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine 12anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Their 13fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their 14seed from among the children of men.
For they intended evil against 15thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their 16back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy 17strings against the face of them.
Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.