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