Psalm 20:3
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New International Version
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.

New Living Translation
May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude

English Standard Version
May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

New American Standard Bible
May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.

King James Bible
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May He remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah

International Standard Version
May he remember all your gifts, and may he accept your burnt offerings. Interlude

NET Bible
May he take notice of your offerings; may he accept your burnt sacrifice! (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
He will remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah will remember for you all your offerings and he will accept your burnt sacrifices.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will remember all your grain offerings and look with favor on your burnt offerings. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, And accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah

New American Standard 1977
May He remember all your meal offerings,
            And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and remember all thy offerings and reduce thy burnt sacrifice to the ashes of burnt fat, Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.

American King James Version
Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.

American Standard Version
Remember all thy offerings, And accept thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burnt offering be made fat.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember all thine oblations, and accept thy burnt-offering; Selah.

English Revised Version
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. Selah.

World English Bible
remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth remember all thy presents, And thy burnt-offering doth reduce to ashes. Selah.
Study Bible
May the Lord Answer You in Distress
2May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion! 3May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah. 4May He grant you your heart's desire And fulfill all your counsel!…
Cross References
Acts 10:4
Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, "What is it, Lord?" The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God.

1 Samuel 1:17
Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him."

Psalm 51:19
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.
Treasury of Scripture

Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.

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accept [heb.] support thee
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(3) All thy offerings.--The king is sacrificing, according to custom, before battle (1Samuel 13:9), the burnt offering (lah, from root to "go up," i.e., of the smoke) and the bloodless offering (minchah, from root "to portion out") of fine flour. (See Leviticus 2:1). Since the word rendered in our version memorial (Leviticus 24:7), which is a derivative of the verb here rendered "remember," has been proved by eminent scholars to signify "incense," we may believe the psalmist meant--

"Accept the incense of all thy minchah,

And the fat of thy lah"

Indeed Mr. Burgess would render "smell" and "relish."

Accept.--Literally, make fat (Psalm 23:5, "anointest") i.e., regard or receive as a fat or a worthy offering. The objection to the alternative rendering, "turn to ashes," i.e., "consume," (Leviticus 9:24; 1Kings 18:38), is that the Hebrew word never elsewhere has that sense, but only that of "cleansing from ashes."

Verse 3. - Remember all thy offerings. (On David's offerings, see 2 Samuel 6:13, 17; 2 Samuel 24:25; 1 Chronicles 15:26; 1 Chronicles 16:1; 1 Chronicles 21:28; 1 Chronicles 29:21.) It is not to be supposed, however, that David ever sacrificed victims with his own hand, or without the intervention of a priest. And accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. It is a reasonable conjecture that the "Selah" here marks a "pause," during which special sacrifices were offered, with a view of entreating God's favour and protection in the coming war (Hengstenberg). Remember all thy offerings,.... The spiritual sacrifices of prayer and praise which Christ, as the great High Priest, offers up for his people; or which they offer by him, and are acceptable to God through him, by virtue of the incense of his mediation; or the offering up of himself, which answers to, and is the body, the sum and substance, of all the offerings of the law; they were types of this, and what they could not do this did; and therefore it is expressed in the singular number in the next clause;

and accept thy burnt sacrifice. The word rendered "accept" signifies to "reduce to ashes" (o); and the way in which it was known that sacrifices were acceptable to God was by fire coming down from heaven upon them and consuming them, Leviticus 9:24; and therefore the word is rightly rendered "accept"; and Christ's sacrifice of himself, putting away sin, and perfecting for ever them that are sanctified, is of a sweet smelling savour to God; for hereby his justice is satisfied, his law is magnified and made honourable, the sins of his people are atoned for, their persons are accepted, and their sacrifices of prayer and praise come up also with acceptance to him through the virtue of this sacrifice; and so these petitions have their accomplishment.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2.

(o) "incineret", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius; "in cinerem vertat", Vatablus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, Ainsworth. 3. all thy offerings—or gifts, vegetable offerings.

accept—literally, "turn to ashes" (compare 1Ki 18:38).

Selah—(See on [578]Ps 3:2).20:1-9 This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ. - Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. Let none expect benefit by the prayers of the church, or their friends, who are capable of praying for themselves, yet neglect it. Pray that God would protect his person, and preserve his life. That God would enable him to go on in his undertakings for the public good. We may know that God accepts our spiritual sacrifices, if by his Spirit he kindles in our souls a holy fire of piety and love to God. Also, that the Lord would crown his enterprises with success. Our first step to victory in spiritual warfare is to trust only in the mercy and grace of God; all who trust in themselves will soon be cast down. Believers triumph in God, and his revelation of himself to them, by which they distinguish themselves from those that live without God in the world. Those who make God and his name their praise, may make God and his name their trust. This was the case when the pride and power of Jewish unbelief, and pagan idolatry, fell before the sermons and lives of the humble believers in Jesus. This is the case in every conflict with our spiritual enemies, when we engage them in the name, the spirit, and the power of Christ; and this will be the case at the last day, when the world, with the prince of it, shall be brought down and fall; but believers, risen-from the dead, through the resurrection of the Lord, shall stand, and sing his praises in heaven. In Christ's salvation let us rejoice; and set up our banners in the name of the Lord our God, assured that by the saving strength of his right hand we shall be conquerors over every enemy.
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