Psalm 20:9

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 9. The Psalm is here recapitulated. That Jesus might himself be delivered, and might then, as our King, hear us, is the two fold desire of the Psalm. The first request is granted, and the second is sure to all the seed; and therefore we may close the Psalm with the hearty shout, "God save the King." "God save King Jesus, and may he soon come to reign."

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

None.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 9. Save, Lord. One of the shortest and most pithy prayers in the Bible.

Verse 9. (last clause).

  1. To whom we come, and what then. To a king.
  2. How we come, and what it means. We call.
  3. What we want, and what it implies. Hear us.