Psalm 20



Deliverance In Battle

1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

1 May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.

1 May the LORD answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high [and defend you];

2 May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion!

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

2 May He send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion.

2 May he send you help from the sanctuary, and may he sustain you from Zion.

2 Send you help from the sanctuary and support, refresh, and strengthen you from Zion;

3 May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

3 May He remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah

3 May he remember all your gifts, and may he accept your burnt offerings. Interlude

3 Remember all your offerings and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

4 May He grant you your heart's desire And fulfill all your counsel!

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

4 May He give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose.

4 May he give you what your heart desires, and may he fulfill all your plans.

4 May He grant you according to your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans.

5 We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

5 Let us shout for joy at your victory and lift the banner in the name of our God. May the Lord fulfill all your requests.

5 May we shout for joy at your deliverance and unfurl our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

5 We will [shout in] triumph at your salvation and victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

6 Now I know that the Lord gives victory to His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with mighty victories from His right hand.

6 Now I know that the LORD has delivered his anointed; he has answered him from his sanctuary with the strength of his right hand of deliverance.

6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

7 Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

7 Some take pride in a chariot, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of the Lord our God.

7 Some boast in chariots, others in horses; but we will boast in the name of the LORD our God.

7 Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.

8 They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright.

8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

8 They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand firm.

8 While they bowed down and fell, we arose and stood upright.

8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.

9 Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call.

9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

9 Lord, give victory to the king! May He answer us on the day that we call.

9 Deliver us, LORD! Answer us, our King, on the day we cry out! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

9 O Lord, give victory; let the King answer us when we call.



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