Psalm 21
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After the Battle

(Proverbs 21:1-31)

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1For 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!1O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!1For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. LORD, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!
2You have granted him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah2You have given him his heart's desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.2Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.2You have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah
3You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.3For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.3For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.3For You meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of pure gold on his head.
4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.4He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.4He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.4He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.4He asked You for life, and You gave it to him-- length of days forever and ever.
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5Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.5His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.5His glory is great through Your victory; You confer majesty and splendor on him.
6Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.6For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.6For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.6You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.
7For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.7For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.7For the king trusts in the LORD, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.7For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.7For the king relies on the LORD; through the faithful love of the Most High he is not shaken.
8Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.8Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.8Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.8Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.
9When 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.9You will make them as a blazing oven when you appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them.9You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.9Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.9You will make them burn like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD will engulf them in His wrath, and fire will devour them.
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10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man.10Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.10You will wipe their descendants from the earth and their offspring from the human race.
11Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.11Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.11Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.11For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.11Though they intend to harm you and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.
12You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows.12For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.12Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.12Instead, you will put them to flight when you aim your bow at their faces.
13Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.13Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.13Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.13Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.13Be exalted, LORD, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your might.



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