Psalm 120

A pilgrimage song.

1 I cried out to the LORD when I was in trouble (and he answered me):

References for Psalms 120:1

    • a 120:1 - Or <i>song of ascents </i>or <i>song of going up </i>(that is, to Jerusalem); cf Ps 122:4. The heading is found in every psalm from Ps 120 to Ps 134.
      2 "LORD, deliver me from lying lips and a dishonest tongue!"

      References for Psalms 120:2

        • b 120:2 - Or <i>my soul</i>; also in 120:6
          3 What more will be given to you, what more will be done to you, you dishonest tongue?
          4 Just this: a warrior's sharpened arrows, coupled with burning coals from a wood fire!

          References for Psalms 120:4

            • c 120:4 - Heb lacks <i>this</i>.
            • d 120:4 - Or <i>the gorse </i>or <i>broom tree</i>
              5 Oh, I'm doomed because I have been an immigrant in Meshech, because I've made my home among Kedar's tents.
              6 I've lived far too long with people who hate peace.
              7 I'm for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.