Psalm 21:3
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New International Version
You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.

King James Bible
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast met him with the blessings of goodness; thou hast set a crown of pure gold on his head.

World English Bible
For you meet him with the blessings of goodness. You set a crown of fine gold on his head.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a crown of fine gold.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou preventest him - To prevent, from prcevenio, literally signifies to go before. Hence that prayer in the communion service of our public Liturgy, "Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favor!" That is, "Go before us in thy mercy, make our way plain, and enable us to perform what is right in thy sight!" And this sense of prevent is a literal version of the original word תקדמנו tekademennu. "For thou shalt go before him with the blessings of goodness."

Our ancestors used God before in this sense. So in Henry V.'s speech to the French herald previously to the battle of Agincourt: -

"Go therefore; tell thy master, here Iam.

My ransom is this frail and worthless trunk;

My army, but a weak and sickly guard:

Yet, God before, tell him we will come on,

Though France himself, and such another neighbor,

Stand in our way."

A crown of pure gold - Probably alluding to the crown of the king of Rabbah, which, on the taking of the city, David took and put on his own head. See the history, 2 Samuel 12:26-30 (note).

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preventest

Psalm 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle of his brothers...

2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying...

2 Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD...

Job 41:11 Who has prevented me, that I should repay him? whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

Romans 11:35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed to him again?

blessings

Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you...

2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O LORD God...

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering...

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

settest

2 Samuel 12:30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof was a talent of gold with the precious stones...

1 Chronicles 20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it...

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor...

Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

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Epistle Lviii. To all the Bishops Throughout Helladia .
To all the Bishops throughout Helladia [1626] . Gregory to all bishops constituted in the province of Helladia. I return thanks with you, dearest brethren, to Almighty God, who has caused the hidden sore which the ancient enemy had introduced to come to the knowledge of all, and has cut it away by a wholesome incision from the body of His Church. Herein we have cause both to rejoice and to mourn; to rejoice, that is, for the correction of a crime, but to mourn for the fall of a brother. But, since
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Fourteenth Day for the Church of the Future
WHAT TO PRAY.--For the Church of the Future "That the children might not be as their fathers, a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God."--PS. lxxviii. 8. "I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thy offspring."--ISA. xliv. 3. Pray for the rising generation, who are to come after us. Think of the young men and young women and children of this age, and pray for all the agencies at work among them; that in association and societies
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Cross References
Revelation 14:14
I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.

2 Samuel 12:30
David took the crown from their king's head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones. David took a great quantity of plunder from the city

Psalm 59:10
my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Psalm 132:18
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown."

Zechariah 6:11
Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak.

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