Psalm 20:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 20:5, NIV: "May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests."

Psalm 20:5, ESV: "May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!"

Psalm 20:5, KJV: "We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions."

Psalm 20:5, NASB: "We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions."

Psalm 20:5, NLT: "May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the LORD answer all your prayers."

Psalm 20:5, CSB: "Let us shout for joy at your victory and lift the banner in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill all your requests."

What does Psalm 20:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The congregation looked forward to celebrating David's victory over the enemy (Psalm 20:1–4). The victory would be achieved "in the name of our God." In other words, David and his army would act on God's behalf.

Numbers 2 describes the orderly arrangement of the tribes of Israel. They set up their camp tribe by tribe with each tribe displaying its unique banner. When Israel's army went into battle, each group carried its specific banner (Song of Solomon 6:4, 10). Exodus 17:15–16 tells us Moses built an altar and called it, "The LORD Is My Banner." He declared that "the LORD will have war with Amalek."

Here, we read further that the congregation prayed for a successful conclusion in response to David's petitions. Christians battle the Devil and his demons, but if we put on the whole armor of God, take the sword of the Spirit, and pray, we will be victorious (Ephesians 6:10–18).