Ps 20:1
20:1 <> 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.

Ps 20:3
20:3 Remember all thy offerings, and {c} accept thy burnt
     sacrifice; Selah.

     (c) In token that they are acceptable to him.

Ps 20:5
20:5 We will rejoice in thy {d} salvation, and in the name of
     our God we will set up [our] banners: the LORD fulfil all
     thy petitions.

     (d) Granted to the king in whose wealth our happiness

Ps 20:6
20:6 Now {e} know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will
     hear him from his {f} holy heaven with the saving strength
     of his right hand.

     (e) The Church feels that God had heard their petition.
     (f) As by the visible sanctuary God's familiarity appeared
         toward his people, so by the heavenly is meant his
         power and majesty.

Ps 20:8
20:8 {g} They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and
     stand upright.

     (g) The worldlings who do not put their trust in God alone.

Ps 20:9
20:9 Save, LORD: {h} let the king hear us when we call.

     (h) Let the king be able to deliver us by your strength,
         when we seek him for help.

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