Psalms 20
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1  For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד.

2  Hashem answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

ב  יַעַנְךָ יְהוָה בְּיוֹם צָרָה יְשַׂגֶּבְךָ שֵׁם אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב.

3  Send forth thy help from the sanctuary, and support thee out of Zion;

ג  יִשְׁלַח עֶזְרְךָ מִקֹּדֶשׁ וּמִצִּיּוֹן יִסְעָדֶךָּ.

4  Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, and accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah

ד  יִזְכֹּר כָּל מִנְחֹתֶךָ וְעוֹלָתְךָ יְדַשְּׁנֶה סֶלָה.

5  Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

ה  יִתֶּן לְךָ כִלְבָבֶךָ וְכָל עֲצָתְךָ יְמַלֵּא.

6  We will shout for joy in thy victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our standards; Hashem fulfil all thy petitions.

ו  נְרַנְּנָה בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ וּבְשֵׁם אֱלֹהֵינוּ נִדְגֹּל יְמַלֵּא יְהוָה כָּל מִשְׁאֲלוֹתֶיךָ.

7  Now know I that Hashem saveth His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the mighty acts of His saving right hand.

a-TAH ya-DA-tee kee ho-SHEE-a a-do-NAI m’-shee-KHO ya-a-NAY-hu mi-sh’-MAY kod-SHO big-vu-ROT YAY-sha y’-mee-NO

ז  עַתָּה יָדַעְתִּי כִּי הוֹשִׁיעַ יְהוָה מְשִׁיחוֹ יַעֲנֵהוּ מִשְּׁמֵי קָדְשׁוֹ בִּגְבֻרוֹת יֵשַׁע יְמִינוֹ.

20:7   The LORD saveth His anointed

The Torah predicts a time when the Children of Israel, settled in the Land of Israel, will seek a king (Deuteronomy 17:14). God acquiesces to the request on condition that His anointed will be different from the kings of all the other nations; he will be chosen by God (verse 15). This prediction came true in the times of Samuel (I Samuel 8), and Saul, followed by David and Solomon, who were chosen by the Lord as the first Jewish kings. The selection and anointing of the king reflects the vital relationship that the Jewish king must have with the priest, also anointed, and the prophet, God’s messenger who selects and anoints the king. Together, all three represent the leadership of Israel, political, ritual and spiritual. In order to lead the nation on the right path, the three leaders must work together and recognize the importance of each one’s role. When, as in the case of David, the nation reveres the king and the king recognizes that his power comes from the Holy One, God will truly answer from heaven and save His nation.

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8  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will make mention of the name of Hashem our God.

ח  אֵלֶּה בָרֶכֶב וְאֵלֶּה בַסּוּסִים וַאֲנַחְנוּ בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נַזְכִּיר.

9  They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright.

ט  הֵמָּה כָּרְעוּ וְנָפָלוּ וַאֲנַחְנוּ קַּמְנוּ וַנִּתְעוֹדָד.

10  Save, Hashem; let the King answer us in the day that we call.

י  יְהוָה הוֹשִׁיעָה הַמֶּלֶךְ יַעֲנֵנוּ בְיוֹם קָרְאֵנוּ.

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