The Message

Psalm 20

A David Psalm

11-4 God answer you on the day you crash,
The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach,
Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,
Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,
Exclaim over your offerings,
Celebrate your sacrifices,
Give you what your heart desires,
Accomplish your plans.

When you win, we plan to raise the roof
    and lead the parade with our banners.
May all your wishes come true!

That clinches it—help’s coming,
    an answer’s on the way,
    everything’s going to work out.

7-8 See those people polishing their chariots,
    and those others grooming their horses?
    But we’re making garlands for God our God.
The chariots will rust,
    those horses pull up lame—
    and we’ll be on our feet, standing tall.

Make the king a winner, God;
    the day we call, give us your answer.

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!