Psalms 20:2

2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

Psalms 20:2 in Other Translations

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!
2 May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
2 Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,
2 May He send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion.

Psalms 20:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 20:2

Send thee help from the sanctuary
Meaning either from the tabernacle, the holy place, where was the ark, the symbol of the divine Presence; or rather heaven, the habitation of God's holiness unless the same is meant by it as by Zion, in the next clause, the church of God, from whence he sends the rod of his strength;

and strengthen thee out of Zion;
and the "help" and "strength" prayed for are not to be understood of that assistance and support, which Christ, as man, had from his Father, at the time of his sufferings, which were promised him, and he believed he should have, and had, ( Psalms 89:21 ) ( Isaiah 50:7 Isaiah 50:9 ) ( 49:8 ) ; since these petitions follow that which relates to his exaltation; but of the help and strength afforded to the apostles and ministers of Christ, after they had received the commission from him to preach the Gospel to every creature; when, as a full answer to these petitions, God worked with them, greatly assisted them, strengthened them with strength in their souls; confirmed the word with signs and wonders following; made it the power of God to salvation to multitudes; and so strengthened the cause, interest, and kingdom of the Redeemer.

Psalms 20:2 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 4

  • 1. Psalms 30:10; Psalms 33:20; Psalms 37:40; Psalms 40:17; Psalms 54:4; Psalms 118:7
  • 2. S Numbers 3:28; Psalms 3:4
  • 3. S Psalms 18:18
  • 4. Psalms 2:6; Psalms 128:5; Psalms 134:3; Psalms 135:21
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