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Psalms 20:2

    Psalms 20:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Send thee help from the sanctuary, And strengthen thee out of Zion;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May he send you help from the holy place, and give you strength from Zion;

    Webster's Revision

    Send thee help from the sanctuary, And strengthen thee out of Zion;

    World English Bible

    send you help from the sanctuary, grant you support from Zion,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 20:2

    Send thee help from the sanctuary - This was the place where God recorded his name; the place where he was to be sought, and the place where he manifested himself. He dwelt between the cherubim over the mercyseat. He is now in Christ, reconciling the world to himself. This is the true sanctuary where God must be sought.

    Strengthen thee out of Zion - The temple or tabernacle where his prayers and sacrifices were to be offered.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 20:2

    Send thee help - Margin, thy help. So the Hebrew. The idea is, such help as he needed; such as would make him safe.

    From the sanctuary - From the tabernacle, or the holy place where God was worshipped, and where he was supposed to reside, Exodus 28:43; Exodus 29:30; Exodus 35:19; Exodus 39:1. This was his seat; his throne; where he abode among the people. Here, too, it would seem that he had been worshipped, and his aid implored, in view of this expedition; here the royal psalmist had sought to secure the divine favor by the presentation of appropriate sacrifices and offerings Psalm 20:3. The prayer here is, that God would accept those offerings, and hear those supplications, and would now send the desired help from the sanctuary where he resided; that is, that he would grant his protection and aid.

    And strengthen thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, support thee. The idea is, that he would grant his upholding hand in the day of peril.

    Out of Zion - The place where God was worshipped; the place where the tabernacle was reared. See the note at Psalm 2:6.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 20:2

    20:2 Sanctuary - From the tabernacle in Zion, where the ark then was; toward which the Israelites directed their prayers.

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