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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 20

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For the leader. A psalm of David.

1 2May the LORD answer you in time of trouble, the name of Jacob's God keep you safe. 3May He send you help from the sanctuary, and sustain you from Zion. 4May He receive the tokens a Reference to azkara, “token portion” of meal offering; Lev. 2.2, 9, 16, etc. of all your meal offerings, and approve b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. your burnt offerings. Selah. 5May He grant you your desire, and fulfill your every plan. 6May we shout for joy in your victory, arrayed by standards in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill your every wish. 7Now I know that the LORD will give victory to His anointed, will answer him from His heavenly sanctuary with the mighty victories of His right arm. 8They [call] on chariots, they [call] on horses, but we call on the name of the LORD our God. 9They collapse and lie fallen, but we rally and gather strength. 10 c‐ Or in the light of v. 7 , “O Lord, grant victory to the king; may He answer us when we call.” O LORD, grant victory! May the King answer us when we call. ‐c Or in the light of v. 7 , “O Lord, grant victory to the king; may He answer us when we call.”

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a Reference to azkara, “token portion” of meal offering; Lev. 2.2, 9, 16, etc.

b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c‐c Or in the light of v. 7 , “O Lord, grant victory to the king; may He answer us when we call.”

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