New American Standard Bible

Psalm 20

Prayer for Victory over Enemies.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
May He send you help from the sanctuary
And support you from Zion!
May He remember all your meal offerings
And find your burnt offering [a]acceptable! [b]Selah.

May He grant you your heart’s desire
And fulfill all your [c]counsel!
[d]We will sing for joy over your [e]victory,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the [f]saving strength of His right hand.
Some [g]boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we [h]will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.
They have bowed down and fallen,
But we have risen and stood upright.
[i]Save, O Lord;
May the King answer us in the day we call.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 20:3 Lit fat
  2. Psalm 20:3 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 20:4 Or purpose
  4. Psalm 20:5 Or Let us sing
  5. Psalm 20:5 Or salvation
  6. Psalm 20:6 Or mighty deeds of the victory of His right hand
  7. Psalm 20:7 Or praise chariots, or trust, or are strong through
  8. Psalm 20:7 Lit make mention of; or praise the name
  9. Psalm 20:9 Or O Lord, save the king; answer us

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!