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Psalm 20

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The church blesses the king in his exploits;

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

20:1 May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble.
May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,

20:2 send you help from the sanctuary,
grant you support from Zion,

20:3 remember all your offerings,
and accept your burnt sacrifice.


20:4 May He grant you your heartís desire,
and fulfill all your counsel.

20:5 We will triumph in your salvation.
In the name of our God, we will set up our banners.
May Yahweh grant all your requests.

20:6 Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed.
He will answer him from his holy heaven,
with the saving strength of his right hand.

and expresses her confidence in God's succour.

20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,
but we trust the name of Yahweh our God.

20:8 They are bowed down and fallen,
but we rise up, and stand upright.

20:9 Save, Yahweh!
Let the King answer us when we call!

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