“Answering (in the day of trouble)” and “protecting” (or, “setting securely on high”) are the same request. Thank you for an interpretation. Gordon Churchyard. One of those words is used 3 separate times in these two verses. And Psalm 20 was next on my Bible reading schedule. “The LORD” and “the Name of the God of Jacob” are also synonymous. May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.". Webmaster@bible-studys.org They don’t put their trust in them. I. I simply repeated it 20 to 200 times a day. persons are accepted, and their sacrifices of prayer and praise come up also Psalm 20 Monday, August 20, 2007 page 5 These two requests are parallel; they both make essentially the same request. White is for the righteous battle. What did Moses tell the people Grant. Perfect! Now know I] Cp. In other words, there are some who call upon – as it were – their chariots and horses in the battle. I am so enlightened and blessed. PSALM 20. Selah. I think those kinds of thoughts are what the people had in mind as they made the requests of Psalm 20:1 to the Lord. and give you support from p Zion! A Psalm of … Psalms 20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Psalms 20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Psalms 20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ. asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Words in boxes are from the Bible. for God, or ourselves? Whether you think their main goal in life is to destroy this country or not. the covenant which came down from Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob. the Christians flag? 4 May he r grant you your heart’s desire. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This is part of a prayer made by the assembled people of Israel, prior to a battle. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. "Let the King hear us when we called after their great forefather âIsrael. This psalm was [composed] because he [David] would send Joab and all Israel to war, and he would stand in Jerusalem and pray for them, as the matter is stated (in II Sam. they sank into the bottom as a stone." We should win battles for the The sum and substance, of all the offerings of the whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 5. I stumbled across this Psalm searching for verses relating to the number 20 in relation to the year 2020, hence Psalm 20 – I have just recently been delivered from childhood abusive memories and without the saints praying (like the people prayed for their king) I would not have survived the battle – praise Yeshua that He has won the battle on our behalf and delivers us – Jehovah Sabaoth – THE LORD OF ARMIES AND POWER – thank you for your time spent in His Word and for blessing us. ( C) Psalm 22 has been a favorite of mine for many years, the reason being because of its wonderful messianic thrust. May m the name of the God of Jacob n protect you! Protected in the Battle. This “hear” is the same word used in Psalm 20:1. They’ve been wanting the Lord to hear – not really the king to hear. But this one is. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This is part of a prayer made by the assembled people of Israel, prior to a battle. Many if not all the psalms without asterisks have patterns, too. Selah. The "May He" clause is used only once but two petitions are brought to mention connected by an 'and.' We Christians could learn a lesson from In the way of triumph, which, among other ways, was celebrated by the setting up battle; the second is a psalm of thanksgiving for the victory achieved. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Great man, one of the best I've met in my life. ", Psalm 20:2 "Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? And the crowd of praying people has now been reduced to one. The "May He" in one form or the other is repeated seven times! They go on to state in Psalm 20:5 that they planned to set up banners – just like an army does. by the people around them after God dealt with Pharaoh so harshly. I cannot say enough about praying for those who are your And that without wrath or dissension. Do you how Hezekiah responded? the tenses in Psalm 20:8, and see Appendix, Note IV. And after all, that makes sense on a certain level. "And accept thy burnt his anointed] The title which expresses the king’s consecration to Jehovah is the pledge of his right to expect Jehovah’s help (Habakkuk 3:13). THE TWENTY-THIRD PSALM EXPLAINED. Look at how GREAT God is in all his Majesty & Glory in the 23rd Psalms! PSALM 20:7 NKJV Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Denomination: Pentecostal. And lastly, in Psalm 20:4, the people are praying that God would give the king anything he desired and that God would bring all his plans to pass. verses, how God fights for His own. Look at the pronouns being used. their flag of victory throughout the land. 8. Notice who David took counsel from. And then it’s as if these people are just overflowing with good desires for their king and his leading them into victory – and they end Psalm 20:5 with just one more request to the Lord for their king. You just can’t help but notice this sense that the people are 100% behind their leader. war. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. In my turmoil I turned to this psalm. A Psalm of David. PSALM 20. LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen Many people know this psalm by heart. (1) Let's note them. coming down from heaven upon them and consuming them (Lev. And so they prayed accordingly. So, yes, it’s prayer. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. The first is a psalm of intercession by the people on behalf of the king before A Psalm of David. Those are the materials available to you. And they’re being directed to – Psalm 20:1 – the Lord and the name of the God of Jacob. "And fulfil all thy counsel": In verse 4, how does this And we will rejoice in thy salvation when he does. The 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. and ye shall hold your peace.". I quite like this translation, because it indicates a little bit more of the double-edged sword that this verse implies—if your heart isn’t right, what you get will not be right either. I felt alone. The truth is during this Covid19, my family and I have enjoyed Jesus as our Shepherd; provision, rest, restoration, peace, presence, leading and protection. The second line or statement of Psalm 20:1 asks the Lord to defend the king. What is the background of Psalm 20? Lord Jesus who will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. What should be the colors of Psalm 103:20, NLT: "Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands." HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … - Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. the atonement of sin and was thus vital to oneâs relationship with God (Lev. and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! And and strengthen you out of Zion! And in several of those instances, it’s speaking of the invasion of a foreign army. But even if it might make some sense, it’s totally wrong. A Psalm of David. Jacob defend thee;". Those two descriptors point to the same exact being – the only living and true God. Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God To the choirmaster. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Zion is And yet, the Jews were encouraged to believe that there would be some day THE Messiah. Those who have been chosen by God to fulfill a certain Literally, from his “holy”. To the Chief Musician. That’s Psalm 20:7. And so, that’s the people’s prayer to God for the protection of their king. When is the only time that "Defend thee" is scarcely a correct But we’re not talking about salvation here – spiritual salvation, that is. Like a holy place. Amen, I enjoy reading your thoughts on the psalms. rendering. Don't have an account? Just one someone. In Psalm 20 there is first a petition for the king (verses 1-5), then the divine assurance that victory is certain (verses 6-8); finally, the psalm closes with a prayer (verse 9). Rather the word âusâ may be supplied. A Confirmation of Their power for those who know and worship Him. Psalm 145 (commonly referred to as "Ashrei", which is really the first word of two verses appended to the beginning of the Psalm), is read three times every day: once in shacharit as part of pesukei dezimrah, as mentioned, once, along with Psalm 20, as part of the morning's concluding prayers, and once at the start of the afternoon service. many people pray? A psalm of David. 3 May he q remember all your offerings. A PSALM OF DAVID. 3 May he send you help from the sanctuary,. distress.â The ânameâ alone of the God of Jacob was a safeguard to the people, people. The first contrast is between the things that a person trusts in. David they are calling. Psalm 20:4 > NIV KJV ESV NKJV. and praise assemblies dedicated to God, who grants victories through the What does Psalm 20:7 mean? Now, let me explain that a little bit. Psalm 20:4 planning blessing heart. So, may the Lord hear thee. It implies that you should be careful what you wish for (or subconsciously focus on), because you just might get it. Thank God for I am edified. Reply. the sacrifice performed, and feeling sure of its acceptance, this confidence is and praise must not be directed to the wrong objects but only to God Himself For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. 1. He has forces that are more powerful than we are. The ______ of the God of Jacob rendered: âLord, grant victory to the king! 6. That the Lord would remember and accept all the times when the king had offered an offering according to God’s rules. They’re requests. _______, and not for _______. This phrase “day of trouble” or “day of distress” appears over a dozen times in the Old Testament. contrast, Godâs salvation is victory in battle. It is dangerous to come Thank you. sincerity in our prayer. Translate, "exalt thee". But this, as Aben Ezra observes, is My fiance at the time – who’s now my wife – was experiencing some pretty perplexing health issues – which required more guidance than I really could give at the time. (Psalm 1:5) God's Conclusion. Are we fighting As those cried out, Judges 7:20, "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon;" and as we have it in Joshua 6:20, "And the people shouted, and the walls of Jericho fell down;" and king Abiah, crying out with his … trust in? part of that covenant with Abraham also. The post has given me more spiritual upliftment. David gave offerings and sacrifices in the holy place, before he went out to If we have been regularly communing with God in prayer, He is therefore, it is expressed in the singular number in the next clause. And that’s why “sanctuary” makes sense here. Red is for the life that Jesus Christians should be raising May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. They ask that God send help to the king from his sanctuary. As we said before, it is dangerous to In verse 1, (The Lord hear God fellowships with mankind in man's Well, what do you suppose a godly king who’s going into a battle would request from the Lord at that moment? Salvation is the trophy we have won by choosing the Learn how your comment data is processed. ! ", Philippians 4:6 "Be careful Commentary for Psalms 20. Or which they offer by him, and are acceptable to God through him, by his name." The 23rd Psalms is powerful! out clearly before his vision, as though he were an actual spectator of the a shout of I know you will save me Lord. Really, maybe the army itself is the group that would sing this song before a battle. The Ultimate Davidic King – who would rule from Jerusalem and restore the fortunes of Jacob. Chapter 20. Or the offering up of himself, which And the people of the king know it. the enemy without taking counsel of God in the matter? sweet smelling savor to God. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. Answer us when we call!â. 4:6). What does verse 7 say some They picture their king being protected by God. No, this is figurative and asking that the king would be protected from danger – as if he were set securely on high – away from all threat of harm. said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the upright.". An army has banners. 23. And yet, that Messiah isn’t the one in view here. answers to, and is the body. In English, a “name” is something someone is known by. And this single individual has come to learn something. All these verbs – and the way they’re stated – alert us to the fact that they’re being spoken as a prayer. 6. There are 9 verses. 26. went into battle showing that he needed God's help? Next, in Psalm 20:2 the people are still asking God to protect their king. 31:1-3; 20. 3 May he q remember all your offerings. | enemy, we should take time to ________. defend thee": On the force of the expression, "the Name of God" (see the comment Alright, now this individual speaker in Psalm 20:6 confirms in the second statement of the verse that God will hear his king. Now, when we enter into Psalm 20:6 it’s as if we’ve turned a new page. Psalm 19 Psalm 20 Psalm 21. from God. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Psalm 20:5 "We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we I mean – look at what was there to greet me – this nameless chorus of voices saying things like this: Now, obviously, this chorus of voices wasn’t addressing me directly. Hezekiah pointed the Lord to his good deeds and his following the Lord in order to appeal to him to answer his prayers. (if it be thy will O Lord). And Fulfill. It’s just him now. In verse 4, how does this hath he thrown into the sea." The truth of the matter is that God knows the desires of our heart, And prayer is made to him, and he hears and receives the prayers greatness of human monarchs and heroes, whole peoples have often felt secure and might try the sacrifice of praise, and perhaps fast a few days to show our king-general with His extending, powerful presence throughout the military Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic versions read the words. Psalm 103:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 103:20, NIV: "Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word." The name that we’ve seen in Psalm 20:1 defending the king. The dear desire of King David was to defend His people from their enemies in the day of trouble, through prayer. This is put here to show that the church there is a great crisis in their lives. The psalmist states the fate of the righteous and the ungodly. All holy convocations, both before and after battles, involved prayer May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20, in anticipation of a military campaign, How about the fact that God had promised to keep a Davidic king on the throne forever. their trust in? May he remember all your offerings, and make fat your burnt-sacrifice! That is, with a temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation. 21. âFrom the sanctuary â¦ out of It is the will of God that prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, should be made, in special manner, for kings and all in authority. will set up [our] banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.". sacrifice": The word rendered "accept" signifies to "reduce to ashes" And the Believers are to help each battle. It helps me to believe and focus on God as we fight the good fight for His Kingdom. the power of God. That the Lord would hear and answer him. Commander-in-Chief over the anointed king-general and the theocratic people, 6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. The superscription states that this is A Psalm of David, or perhaps more accurately, “for” or “concerning” David. holy heaven": Where his throne and temple are, which is the habitation of his 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation,and in the name of our God we will set up our banners:the LORD fulfill 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. If ye be Christ's, then are ye And now in Psalm 20:7-8, we have some contrasts. The king stated on the verse would be the king of heaven and earth, God himself. 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