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Psalms 120

Overview

Psalms 120:1, David prays against Doeg; Psalms 120:3, reproves his tongue; Psalms 120:5, complains of his necessary conversation with the wicked.

Bp. Patrick and others suppose this Psalm to have been composed by David, when the calumnies of Doeg and others forced him to flee his country. Psalms 121:1, Psalms 122:1, Psalms 123:1, Psalms 124:1, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 126:1, Psalms 127:1, Psalms 128:1, Psalms 129:1 *titles Psalms 130:1, Psalms 131:1, Psalms 132:1, Psalms 133:1, Psalms 134:1 *titles

Verse 1

my distress: Psalms 18:6, Psalms 30:7, Psalms 30:8, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 107:13, Psalms 116:3, Psalms 116:4, Psalms 118:5, Isaiah 37:3, Isaiah 37:4, Isaiah 37:14-20, Isaiah 38:2-5, Jonah 2:2, Luke 22:44, Hebrews 5:7

Reciprocal: Judges 15:19 - Enhakkore 2 Samuel 22:7 - my distress 2 Chronicles 14:11 - cried unto Psalms 6:9 - hath heard

Verse 2

from lying lips: Psalms 35:11, Psalms 52:2-4, Psalms 109:1, Psalms 109:2, Psalms 140:1-3, Matthew 26:59-62

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:17 - General Nehemiah 6:10 - Let us meet Job 15:5 - thou choosest Psalms 6:4 - deliver Psalms 52:5 - God Proverbs 6:17 - lying Jeremiah 9:3 - they bend Jeremiah 9:6 - habitation Matthew 12:34 - how Mark 12:14 - Master

Verse 3

What shall: etc. or, What shall the deceitful tongue give unto thee, or, What shall it profit thee, Job 27:8, Matthew 16:26, Romans 6:21

done: Heb. added

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:1 - Jacob Genesis 39:14 - an Hebrew Exodus 23:1 - shalt not Judges 9:20 - let fire come out Nehemiah 6:10 - Let us meet Job 15:5 - thou choosest Psalms 18:13 - coals Psalms 59:12 - For the Psalms 109:2 - with Proverbs 6:17 - lying Proverbs 10:31 - the froward Proverbs 19:5 - false Proverbs 25:18 - General Isaiah 3:11 - given him Jeremiah 9:8 - tongue Jeremiah 23:36 - for every

Verse 4

Sharp: etc. or, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty man, with coals of juniper. Psalms 57:4, Psalms 59:7, Proverbs 11:9, Proverbs 11:12, Proverbs 11:18, Proverbs 16:27, Proverbs 18:8, Proverbs 18:21, James 3:5-8

arrows: Psalms 7:13, Psalms 52:5, Psalms 140:9, Psalms 140:11, Deuteronomy 32:23, Deuteronomy 32:24, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 19:5, Proverbs 19:9, Revelation 21:8

Reciprocal: Judges 9:20 - let fire come out 1 Chronicles 1:29 - Kedar Job 20:26 - a fire Psalms 18:13 - coals Psalms 59:12 - For the Psalms 140:10 - burning coals Proverbs 10:31 - the froward Proverbs 25:18 - General Proverbs 26:21 - General Song of Solomon 8:6 - the coals Isaiah 3:11 - given him Isaiah 5:28 - arrows Romans 12:20 - coals

Verse 5

Woe: Jeremiah 9:2, Jeremiah 9:3, Jeremiah 9:6, Jeremiah 15:10, Micah 7:1, Micah 7:2, 2 Peter 2:7, 2 Peter 2:8, Revelation 2:13

Mesech: Genesis 10:2, Ezekiel 27:13, Meshech.

the tents: Genesis 25:13, 1 Samuel 25:1, Song of Solomon 1:5, Isaiah 60:6, Isaiah 60:7, Jeremiah 49:28, Jeremiah 49:29

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:19 - they have driven Psalms 35:20 - For Proverbs 21:19 - better Isaiah 21:16 - Kedar Isaiah 42:11 - Kedar Jeremiah 2:10 - the isles Jeremiah 4:31 - Woe Jeremiah 45:3 - Woe Habakkuk 1:3 - General Romans 12:18 - General

Verse 6

soul: Psalms 57:4, 1 Samuel 20:30-33, Ezekiel 2:6, Matthew 10:16, Matthew 10:36, Titus 3:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 55:20 - at peace Proverbs 21:19 - better Jeremiah 15:10 - a man Micah 2:8 - securely Habakkuk 1:3 - General Matthew 5:9 - are Hebrews 12:14 - Follow 1 Peter 3:11 - seek

Verse 7

for peace: or, a man of peace, Psalms 34:14, Psalms 35:20, Psalms 55:20, 2 Samuel 20:19, Matthew 5:9, Romans 12:18, Ephesians 2:14-17, Hebrews 12:14

when: 1 Samuel 24:9-11, 1 Samuel 26:2-4

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:9 - if thou wilt Numbers 20:20 - Thou shalt Deuteronomy 2:32 - General Deuteronomy 20:11 - tributaries Judges 11:14 - again unto Psalms 68:30 - delight Psalms 140:2 - continually Micah 2:8 - securely 1 Peter 3:11 - seek

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 120". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-120.html.