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Psalms 21

 

 

Introduction
1A thanksgiving for victory;
7with confidence of further success.

Verse 1
The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
(Title
&) A psalm. This is the people's [epinikion] or song of triumph, after the victory for which they prayed in the former Psalm.
The king
2:6; 20:6,9; 63:11; 72:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; Matthew 2:2
joy
28:7; 62:7; 95:1; 99:4
in thy
20:5; 71:17-24; 118:14,15; Hebrews 12:2

Verse 2
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
2:8,9; 20:4,5; 92:11; Isaiah 49:6-12; Hebrews 7:25

Verse 3
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
preventest
18:18; 1 Samuel 16:13; 2 Samuel 2:4; 5:3; Job 41:11; Romans 11:35
blessings
31:19; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Romans 2:4; Ephesians 1:3
settest
2 Samuel 12:30; 1 Chronicles 20:2; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 19:12

Verse 4
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
asked
13:3; 16:10,11; 61:5,6; 119:77,175
length
72:17; 89:29,36,37; 91:16; Revelation 1:18

Verse 5
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
glory
3:3; 62:7; 2 Samuel 7:8,9,19; Isaiah 49:5-7; 63:1; John 13:31,32; 17:1,5,22; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 5:8-13
honour
110:1; 1 Chronicles 17:11-15,27; Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:20-22; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 6
For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
made
Heb. set him to be blessings.
72:17-19; Genesis 12:2; Luke 2:10,11,30-32; Acts 3:26; Galatians 3:9,14; Ephesians 1:3
made him exceeding glad
Heb. gladdened him with joy.
4:6,7; 16:11; 45:7; 63:2-5; Acts 2:28

Verse 7
For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
For the
13:5; 18:2; 20:7,8; 26:1; 61:4,6,7; 91:2,9,10; 1 Samuel 30:6; Matthew 27:43; Hebrews 2:13
most
9:2; Deuteronomy 32:8,9
he shall
16:8; Daniel 7:14

Verse 8
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
2:9; 18:1; *title; 72:9; 89:22,23; 110:1,2; 1 Samuel 25:29; 31:3; 2 Samuel 7:1; Amos 9:2,3; Luke 19:14,27; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Hebrews 10:28,29; Revelation 19:15

Verse 9
Thou 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.
Thou
Genesis 19:28; Daniel 3:20-22; Malachi 4:1; Matthew 13:42,50; 25:41,46; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Revelation 20:14
the Lord
56:1,2; 106:17; Job 6:3; Lamentations 2:2
in his
2:5,12; Matthew 22:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; Revelation 6:16,17; 19:15
the fire
18:8; Deuteronomy 32:22; Isaiah 26:11; Nahum 1:6; Matthew 3:10,12

Verse 10
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
37:28; 109:13; 1 Kings 13:34; Job 18:16-19; 20:28; Isaiah 14:20; Malachi 4:1

Verse 11
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
imagined
2:1; 10:2; 31:13; 35:20; Jeremiah 11:18,19; Ezekiel 11:2; Matthew 21:46; 26:4,5; Acts 5:27,28
are not
83:4; Isaiah 7:6,7; 8:9,10; Matthew 2:8,16; 27:63,64; 28:2-6; Acts 4:17,18

Verse 12
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
Therefore
9:3; 44:10; 56:9
make, etc
or, set them as a butt.
Job 7:20; 16:12,13; Lamentations 3:12
back
Heb. shoulder. thou shalt.
7:13; 18:14; 64:7

Verse 13
Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
Be thou
18:46; 46:10; 57:5,11; 72:18,19; 113:5; *marg:; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Job 9:19; Matthew 6:10,13; Revelation 11:17
so will
58:10,11; Revelation 15:3,4; 16:5-7; 18:20; 19:1-6

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 21:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-21.html.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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