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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 20

Verse 1

20:1 [To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] The {a} LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the {b} name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

(a) By this kings are also admonished to call to God in their affairs.

(b) The virtue, power and grace of God.

Verse 3

20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and {c} accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

(c) In token that they are acceptable to him.

Verse 5

20:5 We will rejoice in thy {d} salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up [our] banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

(d) Granted to the king in whose wealth our happiness stands.

Verse 6

20:6 Now {e} know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his {f} holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

(e) The Church feels that God had heard their petition.

(f) As by the visible sanctuary God’s familiarity appeared toward his people, so by the heavenly is meant his power and majesty.

Verse 8

20:8 {g} They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

(g) The worldlings who do not put their trust in God alone.

Verse 9

20:9 Save, LORD: {h} let the king hear us when we call.

(h) Let the king be able to deliver us by your strength, when we seek him for help.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 20". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.