Psalms 21:6

6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Psalms 21:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence.
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 You pile blessings on him; you make him glad when you smile.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 For thou makest him most blessed for ever: Thou makest him glad with joy in thy presence.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 Yes, you made him a blessing forever. You made him glad with the joy of your presence.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 You have given him blessings that will last forever. You have made him glad and joyful because you are with him.

Psalms 21:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 21:6

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever
Not as God, for as such he is over all blessed for ever, and not made so; but as man and Mediator; the words may be rendered, "thou hast set him to be blessings for ever" F26; which design the blessings which are laid up in Christ for his people, and which he imparts unto, them, and they are blessed with in him; so that he is made a blessing, or rather blessings to them; such as redemption to free them from, bondage, righteousness to justify them, sanctification to make them holy, wisdom to direct and guide them, and strength to assist and support them; through whom they have the forgiveness of sins, by whom they have peace with God, and from whom they receive all their joy and comfort, and at last eternal life and happiness; and all these are for ever, they are irreversible blessings, are never repented of, nor taken away: or this blessedness may be understood of that which Christ himself enjoys as man; which lies in his human nature being exalted to union with the Son of God; in being heard and helped in the day of salvation; in being raised from the dead, and glory given him; in being set at God's right hand, angels, authorities, and powers, being subject to him; and in seeing the travail of his soul with satisfaction: the particular instance of his blessedness follows;

thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance;
the glorious presence of God in heaven; Christ having done his work on earth ascended to heaven, where he was received by his Father with a cheerful countenance, was made to sit down on the same throne with him, being well pleased with his obedience, righteousness, and sacrifice; and being now in the presence of God, in which is fulness of joy, and at his right hand, where are pleasures for evermore, the human nature of Christ is filled with an excess of joy; the words may be rendered, "thou hast made" or "wilt make him glad with joy F1, with thy countenance"; see ( Psalms 16:11 ) ( Acts 2:28 ) .


F26 (twkrb whtyvt) "posuisti vel pones eum benedictiones", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus; so Ainsworth, Cocceius, Gejerus.
F1 (hxmvb whdxt) "laetificabis eum in laetitia", Pagninus, Montanus, Michaelis; so Junius & Tremellius, Gejerus.

Psalms 21:6 In-Context

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.
8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 43:4; Psalms 126:3
  • 2. S 1 Chronicles 17:27
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