The Psalms

Psalm 120

David prays against Doeg, 1, 2; reproves his tongue, 3, 4; deplores the necessity of his residence with the ungodly, 5-7.

1 [A Song of Degrees.]

In my distress I cried to the LORD,/
and he heard me.

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips/
and from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you?/
Or what shall be done to you,/
you false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty/
with coals of juniper.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech,/
that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

My soul has long dwelt/
with him who hates peace.

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


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 120[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

Calvin did not provide a summary of Psalm 120.