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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book I
Praise for Deliverance
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
[1]  THE KING shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah;
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 meetest him with the blessings of goodness: 1
Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
[4]  He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him,
Even length of days for ever and ever.
[5]  His glory is great in thy salvation:
Honor and majesty dost thou lay upon him.
[6]  For thou makest 2 him most blessed for ever:
Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.
[7]  For the king trusteth in Jehovah;
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he shall not be moved.
[8]  Thy hand will find out all thine enemies;
Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.
[9]  Thou wilt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine anger: 3
Jehovah will swallow them up in his wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
[10]  Their fruit wilt thou destroy from the earth,
And their seed from among the children of men.
[11]  For they intended evil against thee;
They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.
[12]  For thou wilt make them turn their back;
Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.
[13]  Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength:
So will we sing and praise thy power.
Note 1. Or, good things. [back]
Note 2. Heb. settest him to be blessings. See Gen. 12. 2. [back]
Note 3. Or, presence.Heb. countenance. [back]


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