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Psalms 20:5

    Psalms 20:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We will triumph in thy salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners: Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We will be glad in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will put up our flags: may the Lord give you all your requests.

    Webster's Revision

    We will triumph in thy salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners: Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.

    World English Bible

    We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May Yahweh grant all your requests.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We will triumph in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfill all thy petitions.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 20:5

    We will rejoice in thy salvation - We expect help from thee alone; it is in thy cause we engage; and to thee, as our war is a just one, we consecrate our banners, inscribed with thy name. It is said that the Maccabees had their name from the inscription on their banners; which was taken from Exodus 15:11, מי כמכה באלם יהוה mi camochah baelim Yehovah, "Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods?" The word being formed from the initial letters מ M, כ C, ב B, י I, מכבי Ma Ca B I, whence Maccabeus and Maccabees.

    The words of this verse were spoken by David and his officers; immediately after which I suppose the high priest to have added, The Lord fulfill all thy petitions!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 20:5

    We will rejoice in thy salvation - According to the idea of the psalm suggested in the introduction, this is a response of the king and those associated with him in going forth to battle. It expresses the joy which they would have in the expected deliverance from danger, and their conviction that through his strength they would be able to obtain it. The word salvation here means deliverance; to wit, from the anticipated danger. The phrase implies that God would interpose to save them; it expresses alike their confidence in that, and the fact that such a deliverance would fill their hearts with joy and rejoicing.

    And in the name of our God - This indicates a sense of dependence on God, and also that the enterprise undertaken was in order to promote his honor and glory. It was not in their own strength, nor was it to promote the purposes of conquest and the ends of ambition; it was that God might be honored, and it was with confidence of success derived from his anticipated aid.

    We will set up our banners - We will erect our standards; or, as we should say, we will unfurl our flag. All people, when they go to war, have standards or banners, whether flags or some other ensigns, around which they rally; which they follow; under which they fight; and which they feel bound to defend. Each nation has its own standard; but it is difficult to determine what precisely was the form of the standards used among the ancient Hebrews. Military standards, however, were early used (compare Numbers 1:52; Numbers 2:2-3, Numbers 2:10, Numbers 2:18, Numbers 2:25; Numbers 10:14, Numbers 10:25), and indeed were necessary whenever armies were mustered for war, For the forms of ancient standards, see the article in Kitto's Cyclopaedia of the Bible, "Standards."

    The Lord fulfil all thy petitions - The prayers offered in connection with the sacrifice referred to in Psalm 20:3 (compare Psalm 20:4). This, according to the view suggested in the introduction, is the response of the people, expressing their desire that the king might be successful in what he had undertaken, and that the prayers which had been offered for success might be answered.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 20:5

    20:5 Rejoice - Hereby they shew their confidence in God, and their assurance of the victory. Name - To the honour of God. Set up - In way of triumph.