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2018 May 25

Image 1: Saint George: Paumgartner Altar (left wing) - (c. 1503)
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
Northern Renaissance Style
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: Saint Eustace: Paumgartner Altar (right wing) - (c. 1503)
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
Northern Renaissance Style
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The two paintings above are of Christian knights with their banners. I am using these paintings with reference to the banners which the men of David's time raised to the Lord (verse 5). ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Psalm 20 contains the mutual encouragements of David to his people and of the people to David. Some commentators place it at the time of the Syrian wars (2 Samuel 10:6-8; 1 Chronicles 19:7).
     David begins this Psalm by praying that his audience of readers and hearers would be blessed by the LORD. He asks that the LORD would hear them individually, (as indicated by the use of singular pronoun suffixes in the Hebrew), in the day of trouble and defend them. He asks that God would send them help and strengthen them. He asks that the LORD would remember all of their offerings and sacrifices. And he asks that the LORD would give them the desires of their heart (1-4).
     His friends respond by telling God that they will rejoice in the LORD's salvation and will set up their banners (engage in war) in the LORD' name. And, echoing David's prayer for them, they ask that the LORD would cause all of David's plans to prosper (5).
     Then David, speaking for the group and for himself, expresses his confidence that the LORD will save his anointed (a reference to himself as the anointed king) and will hear him, and save him. He says that some trust in chariots and horses, but they will remember the LORD. They who trust in chariots and horses are fallen; but they who trust in the LORD are risen and stand. His final petition, echoing David's opening blessing, is "Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call"(6-9).

     [ Sermons: Joe Morecraft III. William Still. Various. ]

Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 20: 2 Samuel 10:6-8; 1 Chronicles 19:7. ]
[1] Psalm 69:29; Psalm 91:14.
[3] 1 Samuel 13:9; Leviticus 2:1; Leviticus 24:7; Psalm 23:5; Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings 18:38.
[5] Song of Solomon 6:10.
[6] 1 Samuel 4:4.
[9] Psalm 110:7.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 20 - #1. Psalm 20 - #2. Psalm 20 - #3. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 1-41.
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked

Psalm 20
Some trust in chariots and horses; we trust the LORD our God.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 To the chief Musician, [Transposed To Psalm 19] *

A Psalm of David.

The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble;
the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary,
and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, 1 2 3
and accept thy burnt sacrifice;
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart,
and fulfil all thy counsel.

the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed;
he will hear 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 remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are bought down and fallen:
but we are risen,
and stand upright.

9 Save, LORD:
let the king hear us when we call.

1 To the chief Musician, [Transposed From Psalm 21:1] *

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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