1 The king shall
joy 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 head.
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
13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we
sing and praise thy power.