Psalm 21:5
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English Standard Version
His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.

King James Bible
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

American Standard Version
His glory is great in thy salvation: Honor and majesty dost thou lay upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His glory is great in thy salvation: glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.

English Revised Version
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty dost thou lay upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
His glory is great in thy salvation: honor and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 20:7-9) While Psalm 20:2 were being sung the offering of the sacrifice was probably going on. Now, after a lengthened pause, there ascends a voice, probably the voice of one of the Levites, expressing the cheering assurance of the gracious acceptance of the offering that has been presented by the priest. With עתּה or ועתּה, the usual word to indicate the turning-point, the instantaneous entrance of the result of some previous process of prolonged duration, whether hidden or manifest (e.g., 1 Kings 17:24; Isaiah 29:22), is introduced. howshiya` is the perfect of faith, which, in the certainty of being answered, realises the fulfilment in anticipation. The exuberance of the language in Psalm 20:7 corresponds to the exuberance of feeling which thus finds expression.

In Psalm 20:3 the answer is expected out of Zion, in the present instance it is looked for from God's holy heavens; for the God who sits enthroned in Zion is enthroned for ever in the heavens. His throne on earth is as it were the vestibule of His heavenly throne; His presence in the sanctuary of Israel is no limitation of His omnipresence; His help out of Zion is the help of the Celestial One and Him who is exalted above the heaven of heavens. גּבוּרות does not here mean the fulness of might (cf. Psalm 90:10), but the displays of power (Psalm 106:2; Psalm 145:4; Psalm 150:2; Psalm 63:1-11 :15), by which His right hand procures salvation, i.e., victory, for the combatant. The glory of Israel is totally different from that of the heathen, which manifests itself in boastful talk. In Psalm 20:8 הזכּירוּ or יזכּירוּ must be supplied from the נזכּיר in Psalm 20:8 (lxx μεγαλυνθησόμεθα equals נגביר, Psalm 12:5); הזכּיר בּ, to make laudatory mention of any matter, to extol, and indirectly therefore to take credit to one's self for it, to boast of it (cf. הלּל בּ, Psalm 44:9). According to the Law Israel was forbidden to have any standing army; and the law touching the king (Deuteronomy 17:16) speaks strongly against his keeping many horses. It was also the same under the judges, and at this time under David; but under Solomon, who acquired for himself horses and chariots in great number (1 Kings 10:26-29), it was very different. It is therefore a confession that must belong to the time of David which is here made in Psalm 20:8, viz., that Israel's glory in opposition to their enemies, especially the Syrians, is the sure defence and protection of the Name of their God alone. The language of David to Goliath is very similar, 1 Samuel 17:45. The preterites in Psalm 20:9 are praet. confidentiae. It is, as Luther says, "a song of triumph before the victory, a shout of joy before succour." Since קוּם does not mean to stand, but to rise, קמנוּ assumes the present superiority of the enemy. But the position of affairs changes: those who stand fall, and those who are lying down rise up; the former remain lying, the latter keep the field. The Hithpa. התעודד signifies to show one's self firm, strong, courageous; like עודד, Psalm 146:9; Psalm 147:6, to strengthen, confirm, recover, from עוּד to be compact, firm, cogn. Arab. âd f. i., inf. aid, strength; as, e.g., the Koran (Sur. xxxviii. 16) calls David dhâ-l-aidi, possessor of strength, II ajjada, to strengthen, support, and Arab. 'dd, inf. add, strength superiority, V tāddada, to show one's self strong, brave, courageous.

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glory

Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Psalm 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

2 Samuel 7:8,9,19 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

Isaiah 49:5-7 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered...

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel...

John 13:31,32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him...

John 17:1,5,22 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son...

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest...

Revelation 5:8-13 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

honour

Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

1 Chronicles 17:11-15,27 And it shall come to pass, when your days be expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Ephesians 1:20-22 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

Cross References
Psalm 8:5
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

Psalm 9:14
that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 20:5
May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!

Psalm 96:6
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 138:5
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.

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