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Psalm 20

The Assurance of God’s Saving Work

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;

May the name of the God of Jacob 1defend you;

2 May He send you help from the sanctuary,

And strengthen you out of Zion;

3 May He remember all your offerings,

And accept your burnt sacrifice.


4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,

And afulfill all your 2purpose.

5 We will rejoice in your salvation,

And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!

May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6 Now I know that the Lord saves His 3anointed;

He will answer him from His holy heaven

With the saving strength of His right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in bhorses;

But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

8 They have bowed down and fallen;

But we have risen and stand upright.

9 Save, Lord!

May the King answer us when we call.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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