Psalms 21:1

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 [a]The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

Psalms 21:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
ESV
1 O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
NLT
1 How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD ! He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
MSG
1 Your strength, God, is the king's strength. Helped, he's hollering Hosannas.
CSB
1 Lord, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!

Psalms 21:1 In-Context

1 The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.
3 You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever.
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 2:10
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 22:51; Psalms 59:16-17

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 21:1-13 is numbered 21:2-14.
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.