1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» The king shallWhen he will overcome his enemies, and so be assured of his calling.joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast giuen him his hearts desire, and hast not denyed him the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For thouYou declared your liberal favour toward him before he prayed.preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 David not only obtained life, but also assurance that his posterity would reign forever.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 saluation: dignitie and honour hast thou laid vpon him.
6 For thou hast made him mostYou have made him your blessings to others, and a perpetual example of your favour forever.blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
7 Because the King trusteth in the Lord, and in the mercie of the most High, he shall not slide.
8 Here he describes the power of Christ's kingdom against the enemies of it.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 hisThis teaches us patiently to endure the cross till God destroys the adversary.wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruite shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seede from the children of men.
11 For theyThey laid as it were their nets to make God's power bend to their wicked enterprises.intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, [which] they are not able [to perform].
12 Therefore shalt thou make themAs a mark to shoot at.turn their back, [when] thou shalt make ready [thine arrows] upon thy strings against the face of them.
13 Maintain your Church against your adversaries that we may have ample opportunity to praise your Name.Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: [so] will we sing and praise thy power.