6 Now I am sure[a] that the Lord will deliver[b] his chosen king;[c] he will intervene for him[d] from his holy, heavenly temple,[e] and display his mighty ability to deliver.[f]
Psalm 20:6tn Or “know.”snNow I am sure. The speaker is not identified. It is likely that the king, referring to himself in the third person (note “his chosen king”), responds to the people’s prayer. Perhaps his confidence is due to the reception of a divine oracle of salvation.
Psalm 20:6tn The perfect verbal form is probably used rhetorically to state that the deliverance is as good as done. In this way the speaker emphasizes the certainty of the deliverance. Another option is to take the statement as generalizing; the psalmist affirms that the Lord typically delivers the king.
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