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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 20

Introduction

1The church blesses the king in his exploits;
7and expresses her confidence in God's succour.

Verse 1

The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
A. M. 2968. B.C. 1036. hear
41:1; 46:1; 50:5; 60:11; 91:15; 138:7; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 26:38,39; Hebrews 5:7
name
9:10; 83:18; Exodus 34:5-7; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 50:10
God
46:7,11; Genesis 32:27-29; 48:15,16; Exodus 3:13-15
defend
Heb. set thee on an high place.
18:2; 91:14; 114:2
Reciprocal: Joshua 1:17 - only the Lord; 1 Kings 1:47 - bless; 2 Chronicles 6:19 - to hearken; Psalm 9:9 - be a refuge; Psalm 59:9 - defence; Psalm 89:24 - in my; Psalm 108:12 - Give; Psalm 118:12 - in the name; Isaiah 38:3 - Remember; Nahum 1:7 - in the; 1 Timothy 2:2 - kings; 3 John 1:2 - that

Verse 2

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
thee help
Heb. thy help. from.
73:17; 1 Kings 6:16; 8:44,45; 2 Chronicles 20:8,9
strengthen
Heb. support thee. out.
2 Samuel 5:7; 6:17; Isaiah 12:6; 14:32; 37:34,35
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:7 - and be thou; Psalm 128:5 - bless thee; Psalm 134:3 - bless thee

Verse 3

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Remember
Genesis 4:4; Isaiah 60:7; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 2:5
accept
Heb. turn to ashes, or, make fat.
Leviticus 9:24; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:5 - wroth; Leviticus 6:10 - consumed; Deuteronomy 33:11 - accept; 1 Samuel 1:17 - the God; 2 Samuel 24:23 - The Lord; Malachi 1:8 - or accept; Hebrews 6:10 - to forget

Verse 4

Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
21:2; 37:4; 145:19; Proverbs 11:23; Matthew 21:22; John 11:42; 16:23; Romans 8:27,28; 1 John 5:14,15
Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:24 - there came a fire; Joshua 1:17 - only the Lord; 2 Samuel 3:21 - reign over; 2 Samuel 7:3 - all that; 2 Samuel 24:23 - The Lord; 1 Kings 10:13 - all her desire; 1 Chronicles 17:2 - Do all; 2 Chronicles 9:12 - all her desire; Job 22:28 - decree

Verse 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.
rejoice
13:5; 19:4; 21:1; 35:9; 118:15; Isaiah 12:1-3; 25:9; 61:10; Habakkuk 3:18; Luke 1:47
and in
60:4; Exodus 17:15; *marg:; Numbers 10:35,36; 1 Samuel 17:45; Isaiah 11:10; Micah 4:5
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:1 - I rejoice; 2 Chronicles 14:11 - in thy name; 2 Chronicles 20:27 - the Lord; Nehemiah 2:20 - The God; Psalm 9:14 - I will; Psalm 21:2 - General; Psalm 89:24 - in my; Psalm 118:12 - in the name

Verse 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.
Now
2:2; 18:50; 28:8; 89:20-23; Acts 2:36; 4:10
he will
1 Kings 8:30,43; Matthew 6:9
his holy heaven
Heb. the heaven of his holiness.
Isaiah 57:15; 63:15
with, etc
Heb. by the strength of the salvation of his right hand.
17:7; 18:35; Acts 2:33; 5:31
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:10 - anointed; Psalm 21:1 - The king; Psalm 44:3 - thy right; Psalm 60:5 - save; Psalm 108:10 - who will lead; Isaiah 10:27 - because; Zechariah 4:6 - might; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants

Verse 7

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Some trust
33:16,17; 1 Samuel 13:5; 2 Samuel 8:4; 10:18; Proverbs 21:31; Isaiah 30:16; 31:1; Jeremiah 17:5
but we
45:17; 2 Chronicles 13:10-12,16; 14:11; 20:12-20; 32:8
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:7 - General; Deuteronomy 17:16 - multiply horses; Deuteronomy 20:1 - horses; Joshua 11:6 - horses; Judges 5:22 - horsehoofs; 2 Samuel 15:1 - Absalom; 1 Kings 4:26 - forty thousand; 2 Kings 7:7 - their horses; 2 Kings 18:24 - chariots; 2 Kings 19:23 - With the multitude; 1 Chronicles 5:20 - because; 1 Chronicles 18:4 - David; 1 Chronicles 19:7 - hired; 2 Chronicles 13:12 - for our captain; 2 Chronicles 25:8 - God hath power; Nehemiah 4:14 - remember; Esther 9:5 - smote; Job 39:11 - trust; Psalm 21:7 - For the; Psalm 44:6 - General; Psalm 60:10 - Wilt; Psalm 147:10 - delighteth; Isaiah 2:7 - their land is; Isaiah 36:8 - and I; Isaiah 37:24 - By the; Isaiah 50:11 - all ye; Jeremiah 50:37 - their horses; Hosea 14:3 - we will not; Jonah 2:7 - I remembered; Micah 5:10 - that I; Zechariah 10:5 - and the riders on horses shall be confounded; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants; Malachi 3:16 - that thought

Verse 8

They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
They
34:21,22; Judges 5:31
but we
125:1; 146:5-9; Jeremiah 17:7,8
Reciprocal: Joshua 11:6 - horses; 2 Kings 7:7 - their horses; 2 Kings 18:24 - chariots; 1 Chronicles 5:20 - because; Esther 9:5 - smote; Psalm 21:7 - For the; Isaiah 36:8 - and I; Isaiah 50:11 - all ye; Jeremiah 50:37 - their horses; Hosea 14:3 - we will not; Micah 5:10 - that I

Verse 9

Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
Save, etc
or, "O Jehovah, save the king; answer us when we call upon thee."
118:25,26; Matthew 21:9,15
let
2:6-10; 5:2; 24:7; 44:4; 74:12 Reciprocal: Joshua 1:17 - only the Lord; Psalm 21:1 - The king; Proverbs 29:26 - seek

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-20.html.