Psalm 20:7
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New International Version
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

New Living Translation
Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.

English Standard Version
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

New American Standard Bible
Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

King James Bible
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God.

International Standard Version
Some boast in chariots, others in horses; but we will boast in the name of the LORD our God.

NET Bible
Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we depend on the LORD our God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These are in chariots and those in horses, and we will prevail in The Name of Lord Jehovah our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some [rely] on chariots and others on horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD our God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

King James 2000 Bible
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

American King James Version
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

American Standard Version
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God.

Darby Bible Translation
Some make mention of chariots, and some of horses, but we of the name of Jehovah our God.

English Revised Version
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will make mention of the name of the LORD our God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

World English Bible
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust the name of Yahweh our God.

Young's Literal Translation
Some of chariots, and some of horses, And we of the name of Jehovah our God Make mention.
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 7. - Some trust in chariots, and some in horses. The enemies of David towards the north - Syrians of Zobah, and Maachah, and Damascus, and Beth-Rehob - were especially formidable on account of their cavalry and their chariots. David on one occasion "took from Hadarezer, King of Zobah, a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen" (1 Chronicles 18:4). On another he "slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots" (1 Chronicles 19:18). His own troops appear to have consisted entirely of footmen. But we will remember the Name of the Lord our God. Our trust, i.e., shall be in the Lord, who has commanded our kings "not to multiply horses" (Deuteronomy 17:16).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,.... That is, in chariots and horses prepared for war; which, besides their use for carriage, did great annoyance to the enemy in battle, and were very terrible to them, and were greatly trusted in by those that possessed them, Deuteronomy 20:1; such chariots as were called "currus falcati", that had scythes at the sides of them, which being drove with fury among the infantry, cut them down as grass is mown with scythes; such the old Canaanites used, which were very terrible, Joshua 17:16; and horses trained up for war do much execution in a battle by pawing and trampling; see Job 39:21; though these are vain things for safety, and not to be depended on, for salvation and victory are of the Lord, Psalm 33:17; and such are the chariots and horses of the sun, and the idols in which the Gentiles trusted, 2 Kings 23:11; and all external things in which men depend for salvation, as fleshly privileges, outward works of righteousness, morality, a profession of religion, a round of duties, &c. all which are disclaimed by those who know the way of life and salvation by Christ, Hosea 14:3;

but we will remember the name of the Lord our God; not any of the names by which the Lord God is called, as Elohim, Elshaddai, Jehovah, and the like; though each of these are worthy of remembrance, and greatly serve to encourage faith in him; but rather the perfections of God, such as the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, which are to be remembered and confided in; and not the friendship of princes, the schemes of human policy, and the outward forces of strength; or else God himself is intended, whose name is himself, and is a strong tower to the righteous: and to remember him is to bear him in mind, and not forget him; to have the desires of the soul towards him, and to the remembrance of him; and to make mention of him, of his names, attributes, word, and works; which is both for his glory and for the encouragement of faith in him, both in ourselves and others; it is to call upon his name in times of trouble, and at all times, and also to trust in him and not in an arm of flesh; for it stands opposed to trusting in chariots and horses; and it is to call to mind past instances of his goodness, wisdom, and power, and be thankful for them, and make use of them to engage confidence in him; and which should be done from the consideration of his being God and not man, and of his being our God, our covenant God and Father.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. remember—or cause to remember, mention thankfully (1Sa 17:45; Ps 33:16).

Psalm 20:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
May the Lord Answer You in Distress
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. 8They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:16
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again."

Deuteronomy 20:1
When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.

1 Chronicles 5:20
They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him.

2 Chronicles 32:8
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

Psalm 33:17
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:24
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:37
A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become weaklings. A sword against her treasures! They will be plundered.
Treasury of Scripture

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Some trust

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man …

1 Samuel 13:5 And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, …

2 Samuel 8:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, …

2 Samuel 10:18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven …

Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Isaiah 30:16 But you said, No; for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you …

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes …

but we

Psalm 45:17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore …

2 Chronicles 13:10-12,16 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; …

2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried to the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing …

2 Chronicles 20:12-20 O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against …

2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help …

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