Psalm 20:1
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For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

King James Bible
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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord hear thee - David had already offered the sacrifice and prayed. The people implore God to succor him in the day of trouble; of both personal and national danger.

The name of the God of Jacob - This refers to Jacob's wrestling with the Angel; Genesis 32:24 (note), etc. And who was this Angel? Evidently none other than the Angel of the Covenant, the Lord Jesus, in whom was the name of God, the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He was the God of Jacob, who blessed Jacob, and gave him a new name and a new nature. See the notes on the above place in Genesis.

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Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 50:5 Gather my saints together to me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Psalm 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies...

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Matthew 26:38,39 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...


Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Exodus 34:5-7 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD...

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...


Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

Genesis 32:27-29 And he said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob...

Genesis 48:15,16 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk...

Exodus 3:13-15 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you...

defend [heb.] set thee on an high place

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

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

Psalm 114:2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The Hymns of Isaac Watts
Bernard Manning A paper read to the University Congregational Society in Cambridge on Sunday, October 17, 1937. DR. HENRY BETTS and Dr. Albert Peel have recently revived the respectable game of comparing the hymns of Watts and the hymns of Wesley. I shall have to take a turn or two at it myself before I finish this paper. Indeed, no one can read Watts without having Wesley in mind, and nothing will enable a man to see the greatness of Watts's hymns so well as a thorough knowledge of Wesley's. I make
Bernard L. Manning—The Hymns of Wesley and Watts: Five Papers

Cross References
Psalm 46:7
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46:11
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 50:15
and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

Psalm 54:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, "Is not David hiding among us?" Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.

Psalm 59:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David's house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.

Psalm 69:29
But as for me, afflicted and in pain-- may your salvation, God, protect me.

Psalm 91:14
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

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