20:1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» 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.
20:3 Remember all thy
offerings, and c accept thy burnt
(c) In token that they are acceptable to him.
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
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
(f) As by the visible sanctuary God's
familiarity appeared toward his people, so by the heavenly is meant his power
They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
(g) The worldlings who do not put their trust in
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.