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Psalm 120:5 ASV
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 BBE
Sorrow is mine because I am strange in Meshech, and living in the tents of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 CEB
Oh, I'm doomed because I have been an immigrant in Meshech, because I've made my home among Kedar's tents.
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Psalm 120:5 CJB
How wretched I am, that I'm an alien in Meshekh, that I must live among the tents of Keidar!
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Psalm 120:5 RHE
(119-5) Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar:
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Psalm 120:5 ESV
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 GW
How horrible it is to live as a foreigner in Meshech or to stay in the tents of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 GNT
Living among you is as bad as living in Meshech or among the people of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 HNV
Woe is me, that I live in Meshekh, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 CSB
What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 KJV
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 LEB
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, [that] I dwell among the tents of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 NAS
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 NCV
How terrible it is for me to live in the land of Meshech, to live among the people of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 NIRV
How terrible it is for me to live in the tents of the people of Meshech! How terrible to live in the tents of the people of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 NIV
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 NKJV
Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 NLT
How I suffer among these scoundrels of Meshech! It pains me to live with these people from Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 NRS
Woe is me, that I am an alien in Meshech, that I must live among the tents of Kedar.
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Psalm 120:5 RSV
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 DBY
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 MSG
I'm doomed to live in Meshech, cursed with a home in Kedar,
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Psalm 120:5 WBT
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, [that] I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 TMB
Woe is me that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 TNIV
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 WEB
Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
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Psalm 120:5 WYC
Alas to me! for my dwelling in an alien land is made long, I dwelled with men dwelling in Kedar; (Alas for me! for my stay here in Mesech is prolonged, and I must live among the people, or in the tents, of Kedar!)
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Psalm 120:5 YLT
Wo to me, for I have inhabited Mesech, I have dwelt with tents of Kedar.
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Psalms 120 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 120

The psalmist prays to God to deliver him from false and malicious tongues. (1-4) He complains of wicked neighbours. (5-7)

Verses 1-4 The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. May every good man be delivered from lying lips. They forged false charges against him. In this distress, he sought God by fervent prayer. God can bridle their tongues. He obtained a gracious answer to this prayer. Surely sinners durst not act as they do, if they knew, and would be persuaded to think, what will be in the end thereof. The terrors of the Lord are his arrows; and his wrath is compared to burning coals of juniper, which have a fierce heat, and keep fire very long. This is the portion of the false tongue; for all that love and make a lie, shall have their portion in the lake that burns eternally.

Verses 5-7 It is very grievous to a good man, to be cast into, and kept in the company of the wicked, from whom he hopes to be for ever separated. See here the character of a good man; he is for living peaceably with all men. And let us follow David as he prefigured Christ; in our distress let us cry unto the Lord, and he will hear us. Let us follow after peace and holiness, striving to overcome evil with good.

Psalms 120 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 120

Psalms 120:1-7 . This is the first of fifteen Psalms (Psalms 120-134) entitled "A Song of Degrees" ( Psalms 121:1 --literally, "A song for the degrees"), or ascents. It seems most probable they were designed for the use of the people when going up (compare 1 Kings 12:27 1 Kings 12:28 ) to Jerusalem on the festival occasions ( Deuteronomy 16:16 ), three times a year. David appears as the author of four, Solomon of one ( Psalms 127:1 ), and the other ten are anonymous, probably composed after the captivity. In this Psalm the writer acknowledges God's mercy, prays for relief from a malicious foe, whose punishment he anticipates, and then repeats his complaint.

2, 3. Slander and deceit charged on his foes implies his innocence.
tongue--as in Psalms 52:2 Psalms 52:4 .

4. Sharp arrows of the mighty--destructive inflictions.
coals of juniper--which retain heat long. This verse may be read as a description of the wicked, but better as their punishment, in reply to the question of Psalms 120:3 .

5. A residence in these remote lands pictures his miserable condition.

6, 7. While those who surrounded him were maliciously hostile, he was disposed to peace. This Psalm may well begin such a series as this, as a contrast to the promised joys of God's worship.