Papyrus Amherst 63, column XII, lines 11–19 Psalm 20 (author’s translation)
May Yaho answer us in our troubles.
May Adonay answer us in our troubles.
Be a bow in heaven, Crescent!
Send your messengers
From all of Rash!
And from Zaphon

May Yaho help us.
May Yaho give to us

Our heart’s desire.
May the Lord give to us

Our heart’s desire.
Every wish, may Yaho fulfill.
May Yaho fulfill,

May Adonay not diminish
Any request of our heart.
Some by the bow, some by the spear—
Behold, as for us, my Lord, our God is Yaho!
May our Bull be with us.
May Bethel answer us tomorrow.
Baal-Shamayin shall bless the Lord:
“By your loyal ones I bless you!”
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
May Yahweh answer you in the day of trouble!
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary,
and give you support from Zion.

May he remember all your offerings,
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices. Selah
May he grant you your heart’s desire,
and fulfill all your plans.

May we shout for joy over your victory,
and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May Yahweh fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that Yahweh will help his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories by his right hand.

Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
but our pride is in the name of Yahweh our God.

They will collapse and fall,
but we shall rise and stand upright.
Yahweh will give victory to the king;
answer us when we call.