For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 aMay the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

References for Psalms 20:1

    • Œ 20:1 - In Hebrew texts 20:1-9 is numbered 20:2-10.
      2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
      3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.b

      References for Psalms 20:3

        •  20:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
          5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.
          6 Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

          References for Psalms 20:6

          7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
          8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
          9 LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!

          References for Psalms 20:9