King James Version

Psalm 20

1The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

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.

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.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 20

Psalm 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble.
    May the God of Jacob keep you safe.
May he send you help from the sacred tent.
    May he give you aid from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices.
    May he accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you what your heart wishes for.
    May he make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory.
    May we lift up our flags in the name of our God.
    May the Lord give you everything you ask for.

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed king.
    He answers him from his sacred home in heaven.
    The power of God’s right hand gives victory to the king.
Some trust in chariots. Some trust in horses.
    But we trust in the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall down.
    But we get up and stand firm.

Lord, give victory to the king!
    Answer us when we call out to you!