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20:1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
20:5 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.
20:6 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.
20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
20:8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 20

This psalm is a Prayer for the Kings of Israel, but with
relation to Christ.
- Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. Neither the
Crown On the King's head, nor the Grace in his Heart, would make
him free from trouble. Even the greatest of men must be much in
Prayer. Let none expect benefit By the prayers of the Church, or
their friends, who are capable of praying for themselves, yet
neglect it. Pray that God would protect his person, and preserve
his Life. That God would enable him to go On in his undertakings
for the public good. We may know that God accepts our spiritual
sacrifices, if By his Spirit he kindles in our souls a holy Fire
of Piety and Love to God. Also, that the Lord would Crown his
enterprises with success. Our first step to victory in spiritual
warfare is to trust only in the Mercy and Grace of God; all who
trust in themselves will soon be cast down. Believers triumph in
God, and his Revelation of himself to them, By which they
distinguish themselves from those that live without God in the
world. Those who make God and his name their praise, may make
God and his name their trust. This was the case when the pride
and power of Jewish unbelief, and pagan Idolatry, fell before
the sermons and lives of the humble believers in Jesus. This is
the case in every conflict with our spiritual enemies, when we
engage them in the name, the Spirit, and the power of Christ;
and this will be the case at the last Day, when the world, with
the Prince of it, shall be brought down and fall; but believers,
risen-from the dead, through the resurrection of the Lord, shall
stand, and sing his praises in Heaven. In Christ's Salvation let
us rejoice; and set up our banners in the name of the Lord our
God, assured that By the saving strength of his right Hand we
shall be conquerors over every enemy.

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