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Psalm 20 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:1 - [fn]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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:2 - May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:3 - May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:4 - May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:5 - May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:6 - Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:7 - Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:8 - They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:9 - LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 20:1-9 is numbered 20:2-10.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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