Psalms 21:1

Psalm 21

For the music director; a psalm of David.

21:1 O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;

he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.

Psalms 21:13

21:13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength!

We will sing and praise your power!

sn Psalm 21. The psalmist praises the Lord for the way he protects and blesses the Davidic king.

tn Heb “in your strength.” The translation interprets the pronominal suffix as subjective, rather than merely descriptive (or attributive).

tn Heb “and in your deliverance, how greatly he rejoices.”

tn Heb “in your strength,” but English idiom does not require the pronoun.

sn The psalm concludes with a petition to the Lord, asking him to continue to intervene in strength for the king and nation.

tn Heb “sing praise.”