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Psalms 20:5

Psalms 20:5

We will rejoice in thy salvation
That is, "so will we", &c. or "that we may" F16 or "let us"; these words, with what follow, point at the end of the church's requests, and what she resolved to do upon the accomplishment of the above things; for instance, she would rejoice in the salvation of the Messiah; meaning either the salvation and deliverance from death and the grave, and all other enemies, which he himself is possessed of, and which enters into, and is the occasion of the joy of his people; for not his sufferings and death only, but chiefly his resurrection from the dead, session at God's right hand, and intercession for them, cause the triumph of faith in him, and further the joy of it, ( Romans 8:33 Romans 8:34 ) ; or else the salvation he is the author of, which being so great, so suitable, so complete and perfect, and an everlasting one; is matter of joy to all sensible of their need of it, and who have a comfortable hope of interest in it;

and in the name of our God we will set up [our] banners;
either as a preparation for war; see ( Jeremiah 51:27 ) ; so when Caesar F17 set up his banner, it was a sign to his soldiers to run to their arms and prepare to fight; and then the sense is, putting our trust in the Lord, relying on his strength, and not on our own, we will cheerfully and courageously engage with all his and our enemies, sin, Satan, and the world; as good soldiers of Christ, we will endure hardness, fight his battles under the banners of the Lord of hosts, in whose service we are enlisted; or as a sign of victory, when standards were set up, and flags hung out F18; see ( Jeremiah 50:2 ) ( Exodus 17:15 ) ; and then the meaning is, Christ, the great Captain of our salvation, having obtained a complete victory over all enemies, and made us more than conquerors thereby, we will set up our banners, hang out the flag, and in his name triumph over sin, Satan, the world, death, and hell;

the Lord fulfil all thy petitions:
the same as in ( Psalms 20:4 ) ; this is put here to show that the church will be in such a frame as before described, when the Lord shall have fulfilled all the petitions of his Anointed; of which she had a full assurance, as appears from the following words.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 So Ainsworth; (hnnrn) "ovemus", Vatablus, Piscator, Michaelis; "cantemus", Gejerus.
F17 De Bello Gallico, l. 2. c. 20.
F18 Schindler. Pentaglott. col. 1126.
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