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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
XX
 
Prayer for Victory over Enemies
 
 
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  JEHOVAH answer thee in the day of trouble;
The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
[2]  Send thee help from the sanctuary,
And strengthen 1 thee out of Zion;
[3]  Remember all thy offerings, 2
And accept 3 thy burnt sacrifice;  [Selah
[4]  Grant thee thy heart’s desire,
And fulfil all thy counsel.
[5]  We will triumph in thy salvation, 4
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners:
Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.
[6]  Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed;
He will answer him from his holy heaven
With the saving strength of his right hand.
[7]  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.
They are bowed down and fallen;
But we are risen, and stand upright.
[8]  Save, Jehovah:
Let the King answer us when we call.
 
Note 1. Or, support. [back]
Note 2. Or, meal-offerings. [back]
Note 3. Or, meal-offerings. [back]
Note 4. Or, victory. [back]
 

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