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Psalm 21 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In thy strength the king rejoices, O LORD; and in thy help how greatly he exults! 1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast 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 thou dost meet him with goodly blessings; thou dost set a crown of fine 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 of thee; thou gavest it to him, length of days for ever 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 through thy help; splendor and majesty thou dost bestow upon him. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Yea, thou dost make him most blessed for ever; thou dost make him glad with the joy of thy 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 steadfast love 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 out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 You will make them as a blazing oven when you appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath; and fire will consume 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 You will destroy their offspring from the earth, and their children from among the sons of men. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 If they plan evil against you, if they devise mischief, they will not succeed. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted, O LORD, in thy strength! We will sing and praise thy power. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.