Psalm 120

Deliver Me, O Lord

A Song of Ascents.

In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O Lord,
from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.

3 What shall be given to you,
n and what more shall be done to you,
you deceitful tongue?
4 o A warrior's p sharp arrows,
with glowing q coals of the broom tree!

5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in r Meshech,
that I dwell among s the tents of t Kedar!
6 Too long have I had my dwelling
among those who hate peace.
7 u I am for peace,
but when I speak, they are for war!

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 34:24
    For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.
    1 Kings 12:27
    If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.
    Isaiah 30:29
    You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart, as when one sets out to the sound of the flute to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.
  2. Cross References
    1 Samuel 3:17
    And Eli said, "What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 127:4
    Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
    Jeremiah 50:9
    For behold, I am stirring up and bringing against Babylon a gathering of great nations, from the north country. And they shall array themselves against her. From there she shall be taken. Their arrows are like a skilled warrior who does not return empty-handed.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 45:5
    Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 140:10
    Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise!
    Proverbs 25:22
    For you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 10:2
    The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
    Ezekiel 27:13
    Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
    Ezekiel 38:2 - 3
    Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him
    Ezekiel 39:1
    And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says the Lord God : Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
  7. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:5
    I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 25:13
    These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam.
    Isaiah 60:7
    All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will beautify my beautiful house.
    Jeremiah 49:28
    Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck down. Thus says the Lord : "Rise up, advance against Kedar! Destroy the people of the east!
    Ezekiel 27:21
    Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 109:4
    In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.
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