Psalms 20:1

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 [a]May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

Psalms 20:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
ESV
1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
NLT
1 In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
MSG
1 God answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm's reach,
CSB
1 May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.

Psalms 20:1 In-Context

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

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 4:1
  • 2. Exodus 3:6; Psalms 46:7,11
  • 3. Psalms 59:1; Psalms 69:29; Psalms 91:14

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 20:1-9 is numbered 20:2-10.
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