Psalm 21:1
New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

New Living Translation
How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD! He shouts with joy because you give him victory.

English Standard Version
O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, the king rejoices in Your strength. How greatly he exults in Your salvation!

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

New American Standard Bible
For the music director. A Psalm of David. LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

NASB 1995
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

NASB 1977
O Lord, in Thy strength the king will be glad, And in Thy salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O LORD the king will delight in Your strength, And in Your salvation how greatly will he rejoice!

Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of David. LORD, the king finds joy in your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. LORD, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!

American Standard Version
The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah; And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH, the King will rejoice in your power, and in your salvation he will greatly leap for joy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David. O Lord, the king shall rejoice in thy strength; and in thy salvation he shall greatly exult.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, your mighty power makes the king glad, and he celebrates victories that you have given him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end. A psalm for David. In thy strength, O Lord, the king shall joy; and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Good News Translation
The king is glad, O LORD, because you gave him strength; he rejoices because you made him victorious.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] The king finds joy in your strength, O LORD. What great joy he has in your victory!

International Standard Version
The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Thy strength the king rejoiceth; And in Thy salvation how greatly doth he exult!

Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. YHWH, the king is joyful in Your strength, How greatly he rejoices in Your salvation.

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. O LORD, the king rejoices in the strength you give; he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your salvation.

World English Bible
The king rejoices in your strength, Yahweh! How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah, in Thy strength is the king joyful, In Thy salvation how greatly he rejoiceth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
After the Battle
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, the king rejoices in Your strength. How greatly he exults in Your salvation! 2You have granted his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah…

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:10
Those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder from heaven against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth and will give power to His king. He will exalt the horn of His anointed."

Psalm 2:8
Ask Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance, the ends of the earth Your possession.

Psalm 18:50
Great salvation He brings to His king. He shows loving devotion to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 59:17
To You, O my strength, I sing praises, for You, O God, are my fortress, my God of loving devotion.

Psalm 63:11
But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by Him will exult, for the mouths of liars will be shut.


Treasury of Scripture

The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

(Title.

The king

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 20:6,9
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand…

Psalm 63:11
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

joy

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

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

Psalm 95:1
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

in thy

Psalm 20:5
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

Psalm 71:17-24
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works…

Psalm 118:14,15
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation…









(1) The king shall.--Rather, the king is exulting in thy might (which has secured the victory he prayed for), and in thy help how greatly glad is he.

Verse 1. - The king shall joy. The future is used to give the idea of continuance, "The king rejoices, and will go on rejoicing." In thy strength, O Lord; i.e. in the strength that thou puttest forth to help and protect him (comp. Psalm 20:6). And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice: God' s "salvation" had been confidently anticipated (Psalm 20:5, 6, 9), and has now been experienced.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

O LORD,
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the king
מֶ֑לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

rejoices
יִשְׂמַח־ (yiś·maḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

in Your strength.
בְּעָזְּךָ֥ (bə·‘āz·zə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

greatly
יָּ֥גֶל‪‬ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

he exults
מְאֹֽד׃יגילמְאֹֽד׃ (yā·ḡel)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1523: To spin round, rejoice, fear

in Your salvation!
וּ֝בִישׁ֥וּעָתְךָ֗ (ū·ḇî·šū·‘ā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity


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