Old Testament Commentary - Psalms 20

by Don R. Hender

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       CHAPTER 20          

David prays that the Lord will hear in time of troubl—The Lord saves his anointed.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
  1 THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
  2 Send thee help from the asanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
  3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
  4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsela.
  5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
  6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his aanointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
 4a Thy Will Be Done Though we pray to God asking and seeking, this particular petition of David says but what we ought to pray for and seek, that God grant unto us according to his own heart and purpose which is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man according to the mind and counsel of the Lord. God knows and does what is best for us and we ought to trust in him in that his kingdom will come to our benefit and that in this as in all things it is His Will that ought to be done and sought after my man.
  7 Some atrust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
  8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
  9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.