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Psalms 20:6

    Psalms 20:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; He will answer him from his holy heaven With the saving strength of his right hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now am I certain that the Lord gives salvation to his king; he will give him an answer from his holy heaven with the strength of salvation in his right hand.

    Webster's Revision

    Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; He will answer him from his holy heaven With the saving strength of his right hand.

    World English Bible

    Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he wilt answer him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 20:6

    Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed - These are probably the words of the priest after the victim had been consumed; and those signs had accompanied the offering, which were proofs of God's acceptance of the sacrifice; and, consequently, that the campaign would have a successful issue. David is God's anointed; therefore, he is under his especial care. He will hear him. David must continue to pray, and to depend on God; else he cannot expect continual salvation. David has vast multitudes of enemies against him; he, therefore, requires supernatural help. Because of this, God will hear him with the saving strength of his right hand.

    The Hand of God is his power, the Right hand, his almighty power; the Strength of his right hand, his almighty power in action; the Saving strength of his right hand, the miraculous effects wrought by his almighty power brought into action. This is what David was to expect; and it was the prospect of this that caused him and his officers to exult as they do in the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 20:6

    Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed - Saveth, or will save, the king, who had been anointed, or consecrated by anointing to that office. Compare the note at Psalm 2:2. This, according to the view given in the introduction, is the response of the king. It expresses his confident assurance of success from the interest which the people had expressed in the enterprise, as referred to in the previous verses, and from the earnestness of their prayers in his behalf and in behalf of the enterprise. They had manifested such zeal in the cause, and they had offered so earnest petitions, that he could not doubt that God would smile favorably on the undertaking, and would grant success.

    He will hear him from his holy heaven - Margin, "from the heaven of his holiness." So the Hebrew. Compare 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Nehemiah 9:27-28; Psalm 14:2; Psalm 102:19. heaven is represented as the dwelling-place of God, and it is there that he hears and answers our prayers. The meaning of the word "hear" in this passage is, that he will "favorably hear," or regard; that is, that he will "answer" the petition, or grant the request.

    With the saving strength - That is, he will interpose with that saving strength. Literally, "with the strengths of salvation." The answer to the prayer will be manifest in the strength or power put forth by him to save.

    Of his right hand - The right hand is the instrument by which mainly we execute our purposes; and by constant use it becomes in fact more fully developed, and is stronger than the left band. Hence, it is used to denote "strength." See Exodus 15:6; Judges 5:26; see Psalm 17:7, note; Psalm 18:35, note.