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Psalm 20:1 ASV
Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
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Psalm 20:1 BBE
May the Lord give ear to you in the day of trouble; may you be placed on high by the name of the God of Jacob;
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Psalm 20:1 CEB
I pray that the LORD answers you whenever you are in trouble. Let the name of Jacob's God protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 CJB
For the leader. A psalm of David: May ADONAI answer you in times of distress, may the name of the God of Ya'akov protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 RHE
(19-1) <Unto the end. A psalm for David.> (19-2) May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee.
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Psalm 20:1 ESV
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
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Psalm 20:1 GW
The LORD will answer you in times of trouble. The name of the God of Jacob will protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 GNT
May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble! May the God of Jacob protect you!
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Psalm 20:1 HNV
<> May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Ya`akov set you up on high,
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Psalm 20:1 CSB
May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 KJV
The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
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Psalm 20:1 LEB
May Yahweh answer you in [the] day of trouble. May the name of Jacob's God protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 NAS
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
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Psalm 20:1 NCV
May the Lord answer you in times of trouble. May the God of Jacob protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 NIRV
May the LORD answer you when you are in trouble. May the God of Jacob keep you safe.
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Psalm 20:1 NIV
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
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Psalm 20:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David. In times of trouble, may the LORD respond to your cry. May the God of Israel keep you safe from all harm.
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Psalm 20:1 NRS
The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
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Psalm 20:1 RSV
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
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Psalm 20:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob protect thee;
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Psalm 20:1 MSG
God answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm's reach,
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Psalm 20:1 WBT
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.
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Psalm 20:1 TMB
<> The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob defend thee!
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Psalm 20:1 TNIV
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
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Psalm 20:1 WEB
<> May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,
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Psalm 20:1 WYC
To victory, the psalm of David. The Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation; the name of God of Jacob defend thee. (To victory, the song of David. May the Lord answer thee in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.)
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Psalm 20:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,
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Psalms 20 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 20

This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ.

- Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. Let none expect benefit by the prayers of the church, or their friends, who are capable of praying for themselves, yet neglect it. Pray that God would protect his person, and preserve his life. That God would enable him to go on in his undertakings for the public good. We may know that God accepts our spiritual sacrifices, if by his Spirit he kindles in our souls a holy fire of piety and love to God. Also, that the Lord would crown his enterprises with success. Our first step to victory in spiritual warfare is to trust only in the mercy and grace of God; all who trust in themselves will soon be cast down. Believers triumph in God, and his revelation of himself to them, by which they distinguish themselves from those that live without God in the world. Those who make God and his name their praise, may make God and his name their trust. This was the case when the pride and power of Jewish unbelief, and pagan idolatry, fell before the sermons and lives of the humble believers in Jesus. This is the case in every conflict with our spiritual enemies, when we engage them in the name, the spirit, and the power of Christ; and this will be the case at the last day, when the world, with the prince of it, shall be brought down and fall; but believers, risen-from the dead, through the resurrection of the Lord, shall stand, and sing his praises in heaven. In Christ's salvation let us rejoice; and set up our banners in the name of the Lord our God, assured that by the saving strength of his right hand we shall be conquerors over every enemy.

Psalms 20 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 20

Psalms 20:1-9 . David probably composed this Psalm to express the prayers of the pious for his success as at once the head of the Church and nation. Like other compositions of which David in such relations is the subject, its sentiments have a permanent value--the prosperity of Christ's kingdom being involved, as well as typified, in that of Israel and its king.

1. hear thee--graciously ( Psalms 4:1 ).
name of--or manifested perfections, as power, wisdom, &c.
defend thee--set thee on high from danger ( Psalms 9:9 , 18:3 ).

2. strengthen thee--sustain in conflict; even physical benefits may be included, as courage for war, &c., as such may proceed from a sense of divine favor, secured in the use of spiritual privileges.

3. all thy offerings--or gifts, vegetable offerings.
accept--literally, "turn to ashes" (compare 1 Kings 18:38 ).

4. thy counsel--or plan.

5. salvation--that wrought and experienced by him.
set up our banners--( Numbers 2:3 Numbers 2:10 ). In usual sense, or, as some render, "may we be made great."

6. He speaks as if suddenly assured of a hearing.
his anointed--not only David personally, but as the specially appointed head of His Church.
his holy heaven--or, literally, "the heavens of His holiness," where He resides ( Psalms 2:6 , 11:4 ).
saving . . . hand--His power which brings salvation.

7. remember--or cause to remember, mention thankfully ( 1 Samuel 17:45 , Psalms 33:16 ).

8. They--that is, who trust in horses, &c.
stand upright--literally, "we have straightened ourselves up from our distress and fears."

9. let the king hear--as God's representative, delivered to deliver. Perhaps a better sense is, "LORD, save the king; hear us when we call," or pray.