Psalm 20
Contemporary English Version

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)

A Prayer for Victory

1I pray that the Lord

will listen when you

are in trouble,

and that the God of Jacob

will keep you safe.

2May the Lord send help

from his temple

and come to your rescue

from Mount Zion.

3May he remember your gifts

and be pleased

with what you bring.

4May God do what you want most

and let all go well for you.

5Then you will win victories,

and we will celebrate,

while raising our banners

in the name of our God.

May the Lord answer

all your prayers!

6I am certain, Lord,

that you will help

your chosen king.

You will answer my prayers

from your holy place

in heaven,

and you will save me

with your mighty arm.

7Some people trust the power

of chariots or horses,

but we trust you, Lord God.

8Others will stumble and fall,

but we will be strong

and stand firm.

9Give the king victory, Lord,

and answer our prayers.+


20.9 victory … prayers: Or “victory. He (God or the king) answers us.”

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