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Psalm 21 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The king will be glad in your strength, O Lord; how great will be his delight in your salvation! 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 kept back 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 go before him with the blessings of good things: you put a crown of fair gold on his head. 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He made request to you for life, and you gave it to him, long life 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 in your salvation: honour and authority have you put on 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 a blessing for ever: you have given him joy in the light of your face. 6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king has faith in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he will 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 make a search for all your haters; your right hand will be hard on all those who are against you. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 You will make them like a flaming oven before you; the Lord in his wrath will put an end to them, and they will be burned up in the fire. 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 fruit will be cut off from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 Their backs will be turned when you make ready the cords of your bow against their faces. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be lifted up, O Lord, in your strength; so will we make songs in praise of your power. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.