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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 20

Psalms 20:1

psa 20:1

God of Jacob - God had made a covenant with Jacob and his posterity.

Psalms 20:2

psa 20:2

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

Psalms 20:5

psa 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.

Psalms 20:6

psa 20:6

Now - We are already sure of victory by the consideration of God's power and faithfulness and love to David, and to his people. They speak as one person, because they were unanimous in this prayer. Saveth - Will certainly save. Strength - This shews how God will hear him, even by saving him with a strong hand.

Psalms 20:7

psa 20:7

Remember - Trust in it.

Psalms 20:8

psa 20:8

Brought down - From their horses and chariots, to which they trusted. Stand - Stand firmly, and keep the field.

Psalms 20:9

psa 20:9

Let the king - God, the supreme monarch, the king of kings, and in a peculiar manner the king of Israel.

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