chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 The king
shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy
salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast
not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of
goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him,
even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and
majesty hast thou laid upon him.
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou
hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
7 For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the
mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy
right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time
of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in
his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth,
and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against thee: they
imagined a mischievous device, which they are not
able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back,
when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy
strings against the face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so
will we sing and praise thy power.
Psalm 22 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 21 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.