The Psalm Project: Psalm 20

by | Feb 10, 2022

 To the Preeminent Musician

To the Superintendent of Temple Services

 

A Mizmor Of David

(Psalm 20)

 

 

YaHUWaH,

He will sing,

He will answer tunefully.

In the time period

Between the rising

Of the sun

And the going down thereof,

When the adversary

Presses you

Into a narrow place,

When travail comes upon you

Because of a rival,

The Name and the Character

Of the ELOHAI of Ya’aqob

Shall lift you up

And set you on high,

In an inaccessible city.

You shall be safely protected.

 

He will stretch forth,

He will send forth a messenger,

A helper,

From qodesh—set-apart—Zion.

He will support you.

He will prop you up.

 

He will remember

All your ascending offerings.

He will bring to mind

Your gifts,

The tribute

And sacrifices laid upon His altar.

Your sacrifice shall be accepted,

Fire shall descend from heaven.

The offerings shall burn to ashes.

 

[Selah: A dramatic pause in the music]

 

He will give into your custody,

Unto the authority inside—

Your heart—

All the wisdom

You have acquired;

He will bestow upon you,

All your experience on your journey,

And His authority will lead you

From chaos.

 

We will cry out for joy!

In Your YESHUAH,

O, ALOHIM,

We will rejoice:

Preeminent,

Shining from afar,

We will be arrayed with banners.

In the Character and Name

Of YaHUWaH,

We will celebrate with shouting!

Our hands will be filled

With praises.

Our petitions we will cast forth

Unto our ALOHIM.

 

Now do I perceive,

Now do I acquire knowledge,

For YaHUWaH gives victory

Unto His Maschiach—

His Anointed.

Above the visible arch of sky,

The vaulted dome,

From His Set-Apart Dwelling,

YaHUWah will proclaim

With a tremendous voice,

ALOHIM will answer tunefully.

With strength and military power,

With Yasha—

The salvation and deliverance

Of the right.

 

Behold, these strong leaders

Place their confidence

In their military vehicles,

And other powerful authorities

Depend upon their calvary—

Swift, leaping horses—

Yet we, the inheritors,

Preserve the Name

And Character

Of YaHUWaH Aloheynu.

Before Him,

They bend the knee

And throw themselves prostrate.

They have fallen into ruin.

 

But we, like the sun on the horizon,

Have risen.

Again and again,

We will testify:

We are set at liberty.

Our feet walk

In a spacious land.

YaHUWaH is He

Who sets us at liberty:

In the time period

From the rising of the sun

Unto the going down thereof,

YaHUWaH will answer tunefully

When we cry out.

 

Pamela Glasgow

The Psalm Project represents my desire for a deeper understanding of the Word of YAHUAH. It is not a mechanical translation, a one-word-for-word exchange from Hebrew to English. We have those. This is a lyrical adaptation of the many possibilities hidden in the Hebrew, arranged with consideration for the poetic and musical intent of the original writer. I pray you are as enriched in the reading as I was in the transcribing.

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