Psalm 20

Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

May the Lord l answer you in the day of trouble!
May m the name of the God of Jacob n protect you!
2 May he send you help from o the sanctuary
and give you support from p Zion!
3 May he q remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

4 May he r grant you your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans!
5 May we shout for joy over s your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our t banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

6 Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with u the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in v chariots and some in w horses,
x but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.

9 O Lord, save y the king!
May he answer us when we call.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 35:3
    Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 18:10
    The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 59:1
    Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
    Psalms 69:29
    But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high!
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 73:17
    Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.
    2 Chronicles 20:8
    And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 128:5
    The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
  6. Cross References
    Acts 10:4
    And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 21:2
    You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 9:14
    That I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 60:4
    You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah
    Song of Solomon 6:4
    You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
    Song of Solomon 6:10
    "Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?"
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 28:8
    The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 31:1
    Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!
    Isaiah 36:9
    How then can you repulse a single captain among the least of my master's servants, when you trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
  12. Cross References
    Proverbs 21:31
    The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.
  13. Cross References
    1 Samuel 17:45
    Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
    2 Chronicles 32:8
    With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 48:2
    Beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
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