Psalm 21:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 21:5, NIV: "Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty."

Psalm 21:5, ESV: "His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him."

Psalm 21:5, KJV: "His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him."

Psalm 21:5, NASB: "His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him."

Psalm 21:5, NLT: "Your victory brings him great honor, and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty."

Psalm 21:5, CSB: "His glory is great through your victory; you confer majesty and splendor on him."

What does Psalm 21:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David rejoices in the glory the Lord bestowed on him through victories over his enemies. David does not take credit for this honor. Rather, the glory of the king is great through the Lord's salvation. In fulfillment of the promise in the covenant He made with David, the Lord gave David rest from all his enemies (2 Samuel 7:11). David humbly acknowledged that the Lord delivered him from his enemies and bestowed splendor and majesty on him.

Certainly, the Lord Jesus, the Son of David, was delivered from death by the power of God the Father. Ephesians 1:20 affirms that God the Father (along with the rest of the Trinity) raised Jesus from the dead. The following verses in Ephesians describe the glory, splendor, and majesty that the Father bestowed on Jesus when He delivered Him from death. He seated Jesus at His right hand "far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name" (Ephesians 1:20–21). He subjected all things to Him and made Him head of the church (Ephesians 1:22–23). No one else in the universe compares with Jesus, the Son of David, in glory, splendor, and majesty!