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Psalm 21

21:0In Psalm 21, the king and his army come back. They have won the war, so they thanked God. Psalm 21:8-12 is what God will do to his enemies.

Peace

This is a psalm of David for the music leader

1 LORD, the king is enjoying your power.

He is very happy.

You gave him help to win.

2-5 You gave to him what he really wanted.

You gave to him everything that he asked for.

SELAH

You met him and gave to him such good things:

· you put a crown of the best gold on his head

· he wanted to stay alive and you let him

· his life will go on, it will never finish

· he has great glory because you gave him help to win

· you gave to him honour and he now remains as king

6 You will always do good things for him.

He is very happy because you are with him.

7 The king is relying on the LORD.

Because the Most High is loving and kind, nobody will move the king.

21:7Psalm 21: 1-7: The king came back to Jerusalem. He had won the war. So the King and the people are happy. They can now live in peace.

8 Your hand will find all your enemies.

Your right hand will catch everybody that hates you.

9 When they see you, you will burn them all.

When you are angry, your fire will destroy them.

10 You will remove their children from the earth.

They will have no families anywhere.

11 This is because they planned evil against you.

They had really bad ideas and they did not work.

12 You will make them turn their backs to you.

This is because you will shoot your arrows at their faces.

13 LORD, you are really strong. You sit on high.

We will sing and praise your power.

21:13Psalm 21: 8-13: War is very bad for everyone. This is one picture of it. There are many more in the Bible. It says: that God will find all his enemies. He will also punish them (Punish means hurt). There is no peace for these people. People think of God as being high above them.