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Psalm 21 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 - [fn]For the director of music. A psalm of David. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:2 - You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:3 - You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:4 - He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:5 - Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 - Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:7 - For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:8 - Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:9 - When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:10 - You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:11 - Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:12 - You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:13 - Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 21:1-13 is numbered 21:2-14.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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