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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 20:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-20.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Friday, November 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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