|NOTES ON PSALM 21 This Is From The Companion Bible.|
|PSALMS CHAPTER 21:|
°A Psalm °of David.1 The king shall joy in Thy °strength, O °LORD;
And in Thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his °heart's desire,
And hast not withholden the request of his lips. °Selah.
3 For Thou °preventest him with the blessings of goodness:
Thou settest a °crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked °life of Thee, and Thou gavest it him,
Even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in Thy salvation:
°Honour and majesty hast Thou laid upon him.
6 For Thou hast made him most °blessed for ever:
Thou hast made him exceeding glad with Thy countenance.
7 For the king °trusteth in 1the LORD,
And through the °mercy of the °MOST HIGH he shall not be moved.
8 Thine hand shall find out all Thine enemies:
Thy right hand shall find out those that hate Thee.
9 Thou shalt °make them as a fiery oven in the time of Thine °anger:
1The LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shalt Thou destroy from the earth,
And their seed from among the °children of °men.
11 For they intended °evil against Thee:
They imagined a mischievous device, which they °are not able to perform.
12 Therfore shalt Thou make them turn their back,
When Thou shalt make ready Thine arrows upon Thy °strings against
the face of them.
13 Be Thou exalted, 1LORD, in Thine own 1strength:
So will we sing and praise Thy power.
°To the chief Musician, °upon °Aijeleth Shahar.
|21 (U, page 721). HIS PEOPLE'S JOY IN VIEW OF A3: THE CORONATION OF THEIR KING.|
|(Introversions and Alternations.)|
|U||N||1. Messiah. Strong in Jehovah's strength.|
Jehovah's dealings with
|Q||d||6. His reward||
|e||7. His merit.|
The king's dealings
with his enemies.
|Q||e||11. Their guilt.||
|d||12. Their defeat.|
|N||13. Messiah. Strong in His own strength.|
Title. A Psalm.
See Appendix 65. XVII.
of = pertaining or relating to.
1 strength = prevailing strength. Hebrew 'araz, as in verse 13. Compare notes on 20:2, 6.
LORD. Hebrew Jehovah. Appendix 4. II.
2 heart's desire. Compare 20:4; 37:4.
Selah. See Appendix 66. II. Here connecting the reason (verse 3) of the answer (verse 2) with the prayer of 20:4; which, by the Selah of 20:3, had been connected with the reason given there: that is to say, atonement.
3 preventest = comest to meet. Compare "settest" in verse 3.
crown. See Revelation 14:4, and compare Matthew 8:20.
4 life: that is to say, resurrection life. Compare Isaiah 53:10. Hebrews 2:10-18; 5:7.
5 Honour, etc. Compare Revelation 5:13
6 blessed. Compare Revelation 5:13.
7 trusteth = confideth. Hebrew batah. Appendix 69. I.
mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.
MOST HIGH. Hebrew Elyon. Appendix 4. VI.
9 make them = place them as [in] a furnace of fire.
anger. Hebrew face is put by Figure of Speech, Metonymy (of Subject), Appendix 6, for the anger manifested by it.
10 children = sons. men Hebrew 'adam. Appendix 14. I.
11 evil. Hebrew ra'a'. Appendix 44. viii.
are not able to perform = could not accomplish.
12 strings = bow-strings.
13 To the chief Musician. See Appendix 64.
upon = relating to.
Aijeleth Shahar = the Day-dawn: David's Coronation, 953 B.C. Looking forward to the Day-dawn of Messiah's Coronation, which is the subject of the twenty-first Psalm, not of Psalm 22. Compare 2Samuel 23:4; see note on 2Peter 1:19, and Appendix 65 I. Compare 139:9.
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