Psalm 20:1
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King James Version
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob protect thee;

World English Bible
May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high,

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,

Psalm 20:1 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

defend...: Heb. set thee on an high place

Geneva Study Bible

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The {a} LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the {b} name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

(a) By this kings are also admonished to call to God in their affairs.

(b) The virtue, power and grace of God.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin defend

Heb. "set thee on an high place."Psalm 20:1 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 46:7
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 46:11
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 54:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Psalm 59:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psalm 69:29
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalm 91:14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

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