An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word
vocabulary) on Psalm 20
Words in boxes are from the Bible. Words in brackets, ( ), are
not in the Hebrew Bible.
Jesus said, "We are going to Jerusalem. There they will
kill the son of man. But 3 days later he will come to life again".
(Matthew 20: 18,19) The son of man was a name that Jesus used for himself.
(This is) a Psalm of David for the
v1 - v3 We are praying that:
· the LORD will answer you when
· the name of the God of Jacob
will make you safe
· God will send you help from his
· he will make you strong from
· God will remember all your
· he will like all your burnt
v4 We want God to
give you all that you really want
to make all your plans work well
v5 We will shout for
joy when you win the war.
We will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
We want the LORD to answer all that you pray.
v6 Now I know that
the LORD will save his king.
God will answer him from his holy heaven.
The right hand of God will save the king.
v7 Some people rely
on chariots. Others rely on horses.
But we will trust in the name of the LORD our God.
v8 They will falter
But we will get up and remain strong.
v9 Lord, save the
Answer us when we pray.
burnt offerings ~ animals that they killed and burned:
this is how they offered them to God
banners ~ a long piece of material with words or pictures
rely ~ another word for trust
chariot ~ a car that soldiers used to use; horses pulled
falter ~ walk badly and perhaps fall over
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