Psalms 20

Psalm 201

For the music director; a psalm of David.

20:1 May the Lord answer2 you3 when you are in trouble;4

may the God of Jacob5 make you secure!

20:2 May he send you help from his temple;6

from Zion may he give you support!

20:3 May he take notice7 of your offerings;

may he accept8 your burnt sacrifice! (Selah)

20:4 May he grant your heart’s desire;9

may he bring all your plans to pass!10

20:5 Then we will shout for joy over your11 victory;

we will rejoice12 in the name of our God!

May the Lord grant all your requests!

20:6 Now I am sure13 that the Lord will deliver14 his chosen king;15

he will intervene for him16 from his holy heavenly temple,17

and display his mighty ability to deliver.18

20:7 Some trust in chariots and others in horses,19

but we20 depend on21 the Lord our God.

20:8 They will fall down,22

but we23 will stand firm.24

20:9 The Lord will deliver the king;25

he will answer us26 when we call to him for help!27

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