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 °M
OST 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.
O P 2-5. Jehovah's dealings with
the king.
 Jehovah
addressed.
Q d 6.  His reward Rea-
sons.
e 7.  His merit.
O P 8-10.  The  king's  dealings
with his enemies.
 The king
addressed.                 
Q e 11. Their guilt. Rea-
sons.
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.
 L
ORD.  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.
 M
OST 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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