Psalms 21:2

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

Psalms 21:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 21:2

Thou hast given him his heart's desire
Which the church had prayed for in ( Psalms 20:4 ) ; whatever Christ's heart desired, or his lips requested, has been given him;

and hast not withholden the request of his lips.
Whatever he asked in the council and covenant of peace was granted; he asked for all the elect, as his spouse and bride; these were the desire of his heart and eyes, and they were given him; he asked for all the blessings of grace for them, and all grace was given to them in him; he asked for glory, for eternal life, and it was promised him; and not only the promise of it was put into his hand, but the thing itself; see ( Psalms 2:8 ) ( 2 Timothy 1:1 2 Timothy 1:9 ) ( 1 John 5:11 ) ; and ( Psalms 20:4 ) ; whatever he requested of his Father, when here on earth, was granted; he always heard him; that memorable prayer of his in ( John 17:1-26 ) is heard and answered, both in what respects himself, his own glorification, and the conversion, sanctification, union, preservation, and glorification of his people; whatever he now desires and requests in heaven, as the advocate and intercessor for his saints, is ever fulfilled; which is an instance of the great regard Jehovah has unto him, and may be considered as a reason of his joy in him.

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

Psalms 21:2 In-Context

1 Lord, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!
2 You have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah
3 For You meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked You for life, and You gave it to him- length of days forever and ever.
5 His glory is great through Your victory; You confer majesty and splendor on him.
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