Psalm 21:2
New International Version
You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

New Living Translation
For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested. Interlude

English Standard Version
You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

Berean Study Bible
You have granted his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

King James Bible
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

New King James Version
You have given him his heart’s desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

New American Standard Bible
You have given him his heart’s desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

NASB 1995
You have given him his heart’s desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

NASB 1977
Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, And Thou hast not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

Amplified Bible
You have given him his heart’s desire, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
You have given him his heart’s desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have given him his heart’s desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah

American Standard Version
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have given him the desire of his heart and you have not denied him the preparation of his lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast granted him the desire of his soul, and hast not withheld from him the request of his lips. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
You did what he wanted most and never told him "No."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast given him his heart's desire: end hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.

English Revised Version
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah

Good News Translation
You have given him his heart's desire; you have answered his request.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You gave him his heart's desire. You did not refuse the prayer from his lips. [Selah]

International Standard Version
You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not withheld what his lips requested. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, And the request of his lips Thou hast not withholden. Selah

Literal Standard Version
You gave the desire of his heart to him, And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

NET Bible
You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

World English Bible
You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
The desire of his heart Thou gavest to him, And the request of his lips Thou hast not withheld. Selah.

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 3For You welcomed him with rich blessings; You placed on his head a crown of pure gold.…

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

Psalm 20:4
May He give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.

Daniel 2:23
To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, because You have given me wisdom and power. And now You have made known to me what we have requested, for You have made known to us the dream of the king."


Treasury of Scripture

You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

Psalm 2:8,9
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession…

Psalm 20:4,5
Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel…

Psalm 92:11
Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.









(2) Request.--The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else, but is connected with a root, to be poor, and, therefore, in want. The "not" is emphatic: "And the request of his lips thou hast by no means withheld." The mention in Psalm 21:4 of a prayer for long life, or perhaps, rather, continuance of life, suggests that this "request" was uttered in sickness. On the other hand the general tone of the psalm connects it with a victory.

Verse 2. - Thou hast given him his heart' s desire (comp. Psalm 20:4, "Grant thee according to thine own heart"). And hast not withholden the request of his lips. "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." The deliverance from his enemies, which David had earnestly desired in his heart, he had also devoutly requested with his lips (Psalm 20:1, 5). Selah. The pause here may have been for the presentation of a thank-offering.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have granted
נָתַ֣תָּה (nā·ṯat·tāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

his heart’s
לִ֭בּוֹ (lib·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

desire
תַּאֲוַ֣ת (ta·’ă·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8378: A longing, a delight

and have not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

withheld
מָנַ֥עְתָּ (mā·na‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

the request
וַאֲרֶ֥שֶׁת (wa·’ă·re·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 782: A desire, request

of his lips.
שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו (p̄ā·ṯāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

Selah
סֶּֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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