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Psalm 21 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, the king is filled with joy because you are strong. How great is his joy because you help him win his battles! 1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have given him what his heart longed for. You haven't kept back from him what his lips asked for. "Selah" 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah"
3 You welcomed him with rich blessings. You placed a crown of pure gold on his head. 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him. You promised him days that would never end. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great because you helped him win his battles. You have honored him with glory and majesty. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 You have given him blessings that will last forever. You have made him glad and joyful because you are with him. 6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 The king trusts in the Lord. The faithful love of the Most High God will keep the king secure. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 You, the king, will capture all of your enemies. Your right hand will take hold of them. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 When you appear, you will be like a flaming furnace to them. The LORD will swallow them up in his anger. His fire will burn them up. 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 will wipe their children from the face of the earth. You will remove them from the human race. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 Your enemies make evil plans against you. They think up evil things to do. But they can't succeed. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 You will make them turn their backs and run away when you aim your arrows at them. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Lord, may you be honored because you are strong. We will sing and praise your might. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.