Psalms 120
Psalm 120
A Cry for Truth and Peace
A song of ascents.
1In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.#Ps 18:6; Jnh 2:2
2Lord, rescue me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”#Pr 12:22
3What will he give you,
and what will he do to you,
you deceitful tongue?#Zph 3:13
4A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal!#120:4 Lit with coals of the broom bush#Pr 25:18,22
5What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,#120:5 = a people far to the north of Palestine#Ezk 27:13
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!#120:5 = a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast#Sg 1:5; Ezk 27:21
6I have dwelt too long
with those who hate peace.#Ps 35:20
7I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war.#Ps 109:4

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