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Psalm 21 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, the king rejoices because of your strength; he is so happy when you save him! 1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You gave the king what he wanted and did not refuse what he 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 put good things before him and placed a gold crown 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, so his years go on and on. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
5 He has great glory because you gave him victories; you gave him honor and praise. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 You always gave him blessings; you made him glad because you were with him. 6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 The king truly trusts the Lord. Because God Most High always loves him, he will not be overwhelmed. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 Your hand is against all your enemies; those who hate you will feel your power. 8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 When you appear, you will burn them as in a furnace. In your anger you will swallow them up, and 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 destroy their families from the earth; their children will not live. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 They made evil plans against you, but their traps won't work. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 You will make them turn their backs 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 Be supreme, Lord, in your power. We sing and praise your greatness. For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of Dawn." A psalm of David. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.