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21 How the king rejoices in your strength, O Lord! How he exults in your salvation. For you have given him his heart’s desire, everything he asks you for!

You welcomed him to the throne with success and prosperity. You set a royal crown of solid gold upon his head. He asked for a long, good life, and you have granted his request; the days of his life stretch on and on forever. You have given him fame and honor. You have clothed him with splendor and majesty. You have endowed him with eternal happiness. You have given him the unquenchable joy of your presence. And because the king trusts in the Lord, he will never stumble, never fall; for he depends upon the steadfast love of the God who is above all gods.

Your hand, O Lord, will find your enemies, all who hate you. 9-10 When you appear, they will be destroyed in the fierce fire of your presence. The Lord will destroy them and their children. 11 For these men plot against you, Lord, but they cannot possibly succeed. 12 They will turn and flee when they see your arrows aimed straight at them.

13 Accept our praise, O Lord, for all your glorious power. We will write songs to celebrate your mighty acts!

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