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Psalm 21 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have given him his heart's desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah"
3 For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life from You, and You gave it to him-- Length of days forever and ever. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence. 6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them. 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 Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to perform. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.