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Psalm 21 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Your strength, God, is the king's strength. Helped, he's hollering Hosannas. 1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You gave him exactly what he wanted; you didn't hold back. 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah"
3 You filled his arms with gifts; you gave him a right royal welcome. 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He wanted a good life; you gave it to him, and then made it a long life as a bonus. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
5 You lifted him high and bright as a cumulus cloud, then dressed him in rainbow colors. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 You pile blessings on him; you make him glad when you smile. 6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 Is it any wonder the king loves God? that he's sticking with the Best? 7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 With a fistful of enemies in one hand and a fistful of haters in the other, 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 You radiate with such brilliance that they cringe as before a furnace. Now the furnace swallows them whole, the fire eats them alive! 9 At the time of your appearing you will make them like a fiery furnace. In his wrath the LORD will swallow them up, and his fire will consume them.
10 You purge the earth of their progeny, you wipe the slate clean. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 All their evil schemes, the plots they cook up, have fizzled - every one. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 You sent them packing; they couldn't face you. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Show your strength, God, so no one can miss it. We are out singing the good news! 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.