Psalm 20:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Now I know that the LORD rescues his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by his great power.

English Standard Version
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.

New American Standard Bible
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I know that the LORD gives victory to His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with mighty victories from His right hand.

International Standard Version
Now I know that the LORD has delivered his anointed; he has answered him from his sanctuary with the strength of his right hand of deliverance.

NET Bible
Now I am sure that the LORD will deliver his chosen king; he will intervene for him from his holy heavenly temple, and display his mighty ability to deliver.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore it is known that God has saved his Anointed and answered him from the Heaven of his Holiness in the power of the salvation of his right hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now I know that the LORD will give victory to his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty deeds of his powerful hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now know I that the LORD has kept his anointed; he will hear him from the heavens of his holiness with the saving valour of his right hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

American King James Version
Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

American Standard Version
Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; He will answer him from his holy heaven With the saving strength of his right hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord fulfil all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord hath saved his anointed. He will hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is in powers.

Darby Bible Translation
Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; he answereth him from the heavens of his holiness, with the saving strength of his right hand.

English Revised Version
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he wilt answer him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now I know that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

World English Bible
Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Now I have known That Jehovah hath saved His anointed, He answereth him from His holy heavens, With the saving might of His right hand.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. Now know I. The employment of the first person singular marks a change in the speaker, and is best explained by supposing that either the high priest or the king himself takes the word. The offering of the solemn prayer (vers. 1-5) and of the sacrifices (see the comment on ver. 3) has been followed by a full conviction that the prayer is granted, and the triumph of David assured. What was previously hoped for is "now known." That the Lord saveth (or, hath saved) his anointed (comp. Psalm 18:50). He will hear him from his holy heaven; literally, from the heaven of his holiness. With the saving strength of his right hand. God will hear him, i.e., and, having heard him, will help and defend him "with the saving strength of his right hand."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now know I that the Lord saveth his Anointed,.... Not David, though he was the anointed of the God of Jacob, and was anointed with material oil to be king of Israel by Samuel, at the express order of God himself; but David is not here speaking of himself, nor the church of him, but of the Messiah; anointed by Jehovah king over his holy hill of Zion, with the oil of gladness, or the Holy Spirit. The church in prayer rises in her faith, and is strongly assured of the salvation of the Messiah; that though his troubles would be many and great, he should be delivered out of them all; should be heard and helped in the day of salvation, and be freed from the sorrows of death and hell, he should be encompassed with; that he should be raised from the dead; have all power in heaven and earth given him; ascend on high, and triumph over all his enemies; and all his people, all the members of his body, should be saved through him, which is in a sense the salvation of himself;

he will hear him from his holy heaven; where his throne and temple are, which is the habitation of his holiness, whither the prayers of the Messiah when on earth ascended, where they were received, heard, and answered. Before the church prays that he might be heard, now she believes he would; and that,

with the saving strength of his right hand; that is, by the exertion of his mighty power, in strengthening him as man to bear up under his sorrows, go through his work, and finish it; by upholding him with his right hand while engaged in it, and by raising him up from the dead with it, and setting him down at it in the highest heavens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. He speaks as if suddenly assured of a hearing.

his anointed—not only David personally, but as the specially appointed head of His Church.

his holy heaven—or, literally, "the heavens of His holiness," where He resides (Ps 2:6; 11:4).

saving … hand—His power which brings salvation.

Psalm 20:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
May the Lord Answer You in Distress
5We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. 6Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. 7Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.…
Cross References
Psalm 17:7
Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.

Psalm 28:8
The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Psalm 41:11
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psalm 89:38
But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.

Psalm 138:7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.

Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

Habakkuk 3:13
You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot.
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Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Psalm 18:50 Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, …

Psalm 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 89:20-23 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him…

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has …

Acts 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by …

he will

1 Kings 8:30,43 And listen you to the supplication of your servant, and of your people …

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

his holy heaven [heb.] the heaven of his holiness

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness …

with [heb.] by the strength of the salvation of his right hand

Psalm 17:7 Show your marvelous loving kindness…

Psalm 18:35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right …

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, …

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