Psalm 20:1
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.

English Standard Version
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

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;

Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.

Contemporary English Version
I pray that the LORD will listen when you are in trouble, and that the God of Jacob will keep you safe.

Good News Translation
May the LORD answer you when you are in trouble! May the God of Jacob protect you!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. May Yahweh answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.

International Standard Version
May the LORD answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. May the LORD answer you when you are in trouble; may the God of Jacob make you secure!

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah will answer you in a day of trouble, and The Name of the God of Jacob will help you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] The LORD will answer you in times of trouble. The name of the God of Jacob will protect you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. The LORD answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

New American Standard 1977
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; let the name of the God of Jacob lift thee up

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

American King James Version
The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

American Standard Version
Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end. A psalm for David. May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect 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;

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The LORD answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Day of Trouble
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. 2May He send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion.…
Cross References
Psalm 46:7
The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 54:1
Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might!

Psalm 59:1
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise against me.

Psalm 69:29
But I am in pain and distress; let Your salvation protect me, O God.

Psalm 91:14
"Because he loves me, I will deliver him; because he knows My name, I will protect him.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

A.M.

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

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 …

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 …

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall …

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even …

Matthew 26:38,39 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: …

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

name

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, …

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the …

Exodus 34:5-7 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and …

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 …

God

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 …

Exodus 3:13-15 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, …

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 …

Psalm 91:14 Because he has set his love on me, therefore will I deliver him: …

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







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

May the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

answer you
יַֽעַנְךָ֣ (ya·‘an·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

in the day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of trouble;
צָרָ֑ה (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

may the name
שֵׁ֤ם ׀ (šêm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the God
אֱלֹהֵ֬י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Jacob
יַעֲקֹֽב׃ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

protect you.
יְ֝שַׂגֶּבְךָ֗ (yə·śag·geḇ·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong
(1) Day of trouble . . . God of Jacob.--This certainly recalls the patriarch's words (Genesis 35:3), "I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress." The "name" alone of the God of Jacob was a safeguard to the people, called after their great forefather "Israel. So even under the shadow of the greatness of human monarchs and heroes whole peoples have often felt secure and strong, using no other weapon but his name.

Defend thee.--Better, set thee up on high (comp. Psalm 69:29; Psalm 91:14) as in a fortress, out of the reach of foes.

Verse 1. - The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble. The people intercede for their king in a "clay of trouble" or "distress," when danger impends, and he is about to affront it. They are made to ask, first of all, that God will hear the king's prayers, which are no doubt being silently offered while they pray aloud. The Name of the God of Jacob defend thee. (On the force of the expression, "the Name of God," see the comment upon Psalm 7:17.) "Jacob's God" - a favourite expression with David - is the God who made him the promise, "I will be with thee, and I will keep thee in all places whither thou goest" (Genesis 28:15). "Defend thee" is scarcely a correct rendering. Translate, exalt thee. 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.
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