Psalm 20
Deliverance in Battle
For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble;20:1 Ps 50:15; 77:2; 102:2
may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.20:1 Ps 46:7,11
2May he send you help from the sanctuary
and sustain you from Zion.20:2 Ps 3:4; 110:2; 128:5
3May he remember all your offerings
and accept your burnt offering.20:3 Ps 119:108Selah

4May he give you what your heart desires20:4 Ps 21:2; 145:19
and fulfill your whole purpose.20:4 Ps 138:8
5Let us shout for joy at your victory20:5 Ps 21:1
and lift the banner in the name of our God.20:5 Is 13:2
May the Lord fulfill all your requests.20:5 Ps 21:2; 1Pt 3:12

6Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed;20:6 Ps 18:50
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories from his right hand.20:6 Ps 44:3; 98:1; 118:15
7Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses,
but we take pride in the name of the Lord our God.20:7 Ps 33:17; Is 31:1
8They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand firm.20:8 Is 2:11,17; Mc 7:8
9 Lord, give victory to the king!20:9 Ps 18:50
May he20:9 Or Lord, save. May the king answer us on the day that we call.