Psalm 21 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The king is glad, O Lord, because you gave him strength; he rejoices because you made him victorious. 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; you have answered his request. 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah"
3 You came to him with great blessings and set a crown of gold on his head. 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked for life, and you gave it, a long and lasting life. 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 of your help; you have given him fame and majesty. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Your blessings are with him forever, and your presence fills him with joy. 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 Almighty; and because of the Lord's constant love he will always be secure. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 The king will capture all his enemies; he will capture everyone who hates him. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 He will destroy them like a blazing fire when he appears. The Lord will devour them in his anger, 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 None of their descendants will survive; the king will kill them all. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 They make their plans, and plot against him, but they will not succeed. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 He will shoot his arrows at them and make them turn and run. 12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 We praise you, Lord, for your great strength! We will sing and praise your power. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.