Then Samuel took a young lamb(A) and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on behalf of Israel, and the Lord answered him.(B)

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25 He built an altar to the Lord there and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the Lord was receptive to prayer for the land,(A) and the plague on Israel ended.

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I am a laughingstock to my[a] friends,
by calling on God, who answers me.[b]
The righteous and blameless man is a laughingstock.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 12:4 Lit his
  2. 12:4 Lit him

Psalm 20

Deliverance in Battle

For the choir director. A psalm of David.

May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble;(A)
may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.(B)

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I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and rescued me from all my fears.(A)

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