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1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, 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 counsel.

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 anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

7 Some trust 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.

Commentary for Psalms 20

This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ.

- Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. Let none expect benefit by the prayers of the church, or their friends, who are capable of praying for themselves, yet neglect it. Pray that God would protect his person, and preserve his life. That God would enable him to go on in his undertakings for the public good. We may know that God accepts our spiritual sacrifices, if by his Spirit he kindles in our souls a holy fire of piety and love to God. Also, that the Lord would crown his enterprises with success. Our first step to victory in spiritual warfare is to trust only in the mercy and grace of God; all who trust in themselves will soon be cast down. Believers triumph in God, and his revelation of himself to them, by which they distinguish themselves from those that live without God in the world. Those who make God and his name their praise, may make God and his name their trust. This was the case when the pride and power of Jewish unbelief, and pagan idolatry, fell before the sermons and lives of the humble believers in Jesus. This is the case in every conflict with our spiritual enemies, when we engage them in the name, the spirit, and the power of Christ; and this will be the case at the last day, when the world, with the prince of it, shall be brought down and fall; but believers, risen-from the dead, through the resurrection of the Lord, shall stand, and sing his praises in heaven. In Christ's salvation let us rejoice; and set up our banners in the name of the Lord our God, assured that by the saving strength of his right hand we shall be conquerors over every enemy.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 20

  • H latty
    Sometimes we have no patience on God when we ask for his intervention, but one thing I know if we trust in him our request will be granted.I know he always show up on his time.Trust in the Lord and b courageous.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 shows that some people trust in material things like chariots or horses but David set an excellent example in trusting in his God. Material things can be destroyed or taken away but Almighty God has unfailing power so He is a sure guarantee of the only one who we should put absolute faith in.
  • Sandra
    Psalm 20 enable me with even though I am troubled. God will hear my requests and send me help from his sanctuary. Only I can depend on God. I ASKED GOD to send help please for my financeses my marriage my chilren heal my body in Jesus name I n praise God for sending me help. Let my husband stop fussing at me
  • Maxine g.
    I beleive when you pray and read your bible and God to help you iwirh things in your life he will grant it to you
  • Grace
    Not everything that we ask through the mouth are provided by God.Because some of the things we normally ask God knows they are nit important to us. Therefore He doesn't fulfil thse things in our life.
  • Ms. Nicole Manning
    In thy suffering fight harder, for thy Lord is with thee.

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In Psalm 20, David says some trust in horses and some in ___?
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