Psalms 21:5

5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.

Psalms 21:5 in Other Translations

5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
5 His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
5 Your victory brings him great honor, and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
5 You lifted him high and bright as a cumulus cloud, then dressed him in rainbow colors.
5 His glory is great through Your victory; You confer majesty and splendor on him.

Psalms 21:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 21:5

His glory [is] great in thy salvation
That is, the glory of the King Messiah is great in the Lord's salvation of him; delivering him from all his troubles and sorrows, and out of the hands of all his enemies, when he was raised from the dead, and was set at the right hand of God, and crowned with glory and honour: or the sense is, that his glory is great in the salvation of his people by him; it was his glory as Mediator to be appointed to be the Lord's salvation to them; and it being effected by him declares the glory and greatness of his person; and the nature of it is such as cannot fast of bringing glory to him; and such is the sense his people have of it, that it obliges them to ascribe the glory of it alone to him;

honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him;
which is to be understood not of the honour and majesty of his divine nature, which are essential to him, and not laid upon him by any; nor of the glory which the saints attribute to him on account of their salvation by him; but of that which his Father has put upon him, and lies in the introduction of him into his glory after his sufferings and death, and resurrection from the dead; in exalting him at his right hand above all creatures and things; in giving him all power in heaven and in earth; in putting all the gifts of the Spirit into his hands, which he receiving gave to men, and in ordaining him Judge of quick and dead.

Psalms 21:5 In-Context

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.
6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 1; Psalms 18:50; Psalms 44:4
  • 2. S Psalms 8:5; Psalms 45:3; Psalms 93:1; Psalms 96:6; Psalms 104:1
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