Psalms 120:1

1 In my distress I cry to the Lord, that he may answer me:

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Psalms 120:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 120:1

In my distress I cried unto the Lord
Being at a distance from his own country, or, however, from the house of God; persecuted by men, under the lash of their tongues; reproached, abused, and belied by them: in this his case and circumstances, he betook himself by prayer to the Lord, and importuned help and deliverance of him, knowing that none could help him as he; see ( Psalms 18:6 ) ;

and he heard me;
answered him, and delivered him. The petition he put up follows, which shows his case, and his particular distress.

Psalms 120:1 In-Context

1 In my distress I cry to the Lord, that he may answer me:
2 "Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue."
3 What shall be given to you? And what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
4 A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!
5 Woe is me, that I am an alien in Meshech, that I must live among the tents of Kedar.
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