Psalms 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

May the  Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the  Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know:
The  Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the  Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
 Lord, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!
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