Psalm 120

The author prays for deliverance from liars and deceivers. They wanted war but he was for peace.




A Song of Ascents.

NOTE: The title “A Song of Ascents” identifies psalms 120 to 134 as a pilgrim song to be sung when the Israelites “ascended” (went up) to Jerusalem for the annual feasts.


VERSE 1. In my distress, I cried to the LORD. He answered me.

He answered me. God does answer prayer!


VERSE 2. Deliver my soul, LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

from lying lips. The author wants to be delivered from liars and deceitful people.


VERSE 3. What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?

to you. The author is directing a question to the wicked people.


VERSE 4. Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

coals of juniper. It was used for firewood because it burned longer than most other woods.


VERSE 5. Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!


VERSE 6. My soul has had her dwelling too long with him who hates peace.


VERSE 7. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.

when I speak, they are for war. Some people are always trying to stir up conflict. This is true even in churches.


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