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Psalms 21:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou meetest him with the blessings of goodness: Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou hast met him with the blessings of goodness: thou hast set a crown of pure gold on his head.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou hast met him with the blessings of goodness; thou hast set a crown of pure gold on his head.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For thou wilt come to meet him, with the blessings of goodness, Thou wilt set on his head, a crown of pure gold.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou puttest before him blessings of goodness, Thou settest on his head a crown of fine gold.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou preuentest him with the blessings of goodnesse: thou settest a Crowne of pure gold on his head.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou hast prevented him with blessings of goodness: thou has set upon his head a crown of precious stone.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou preventest 6923
{6923} Prime
A primitive root; to project (one self), that is, precede; hence to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
him with the blessings 1293
{1293} Prime
From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity.
of goodness: 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
thou settest 7896
{7896} Prime
A primitive root; to place (in a very wide application).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a crown 5850
{5850} Prime
From H5849; a crown.
of pure gold 6337
{6337} Prime
From H6388; pure (gold); hence gold itself (as refined).
on his head. 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 21:3

_ _ preventest — literally, “to meet here in good sense,” or “friendship” (Psalms 59:10; compare opposite, Psalms 17:13).

_ _ blessings of goodness — which confer happiness.

_ _ crown of pure gold — a figure for the highest royal prosperity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 21:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 21:3

Prevent — Crowning him with manifold blessings, both more and sooner than he expected. With — With excellent blessings.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 21:3

For thou (b) preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

(b) You declared your liberal favour toward him before he prayed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 18:18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, [That] the men of Jabeshgilead [were they] that buried Saul.
2 Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
Job 41:11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay [him? whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine.
Romans 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?


Psalms 31:19 [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; [which] thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:


2 Samuel 12:30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof [was] a talent of gold with the precious stones: and it was [set] on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.
1 Chronicles 20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and [there were] precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Revelation 19:12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
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1S 16:13. 2S 2:4; 5:3; 12:30. 1Ch 20:2. 2Ch 6:41. Jb 41:11. Ps 18:18; 31:19. Ro 2:4; 11:35. Ep 1:3. He 2:9. Rv 19:12.

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