Psalm 20:5
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New American Standard Bible
We 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.

King James Bible
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

Darby Bible Translation
We will triumph in thy salvation, and in the name of our God will we set up our banners. Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions!

World English Bible
We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May Yahweh grant all your requests.

Young's Literal Translation
We sing of thy salvation, And in the name of our God set up a banner. Jehovah doth fulfil all thy requests.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

We will rejoice in thy salvation - According to the idea of the psalm suggested in the introduction, this is a response of the king and those associated with him in going forth to battle. It expresses the joy which they would have in the expected deliverance from danger, and their conviction that through his strength they would be able to obtain it. The word salvation here means deliverance; to wit, from the anticipated danger. The phrase implies that God would interpose to save them; it expresses alike their confidence in that, and the fact that such a deliverance would fill their hearts with joy and rejoicing.

And in the name of our God - This indicates a sense of dependence on God, and also that the enterprise undertaken was in order to promote his honor and glory. It was not in their own strength, nor was it to promote the purposes of conquest and the ends of ambition; it was that God might be honored, and it was with confidence of success derived from his anticipated aid.

We will set up our banners - We will erect our standards; or, as we should say, we will unfurl our flag. All people, when they go to war, have standards or banners, whether flags or some other ensigns, around which they rally; which they follow; under which they fight; and which they feel bound to defend. Each nation has its own standard; but it is difficult to determine what precisely was the form of the standards used among the ancient Hebrews. Military standards, however, were early used (compare Numbers 1:52; Numbers 2:2-3, Numbers 2:10, Numbers 2:18, Numbers 2:25; Numbers 10:14, Numbers 10:25), and indeed were necessary whenever armies were mustered for war, For the forms of ancient standards, see the article in Kitto's Cyclopaedia of the Bible, "Standards."

The Lord fulfil all thy petitions - The prayers offered in connection with the sacrifice referred to in Psalm 20:3 (compare Psalm 20:4). This, according to the view suggested in the introduction, is the response of the people, expressing their desire that the king might be successful in what he had undertaken, and that the prayers which had been offered for success might be answered.

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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
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 9:14
That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 21:5
His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.

Psalm 60:4
You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Song of Solomon 2:4
"He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.

Isaiah 25:9
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

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