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Psalm 120

Prayer for Breaking Away from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.

Rescue my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,
And from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?—

Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the [b]burning coals of the broom tree.

Woe to me, for I sojourn in Meshech,
and I live among the tents of Kedar [among hostile people]!

Too long my soul has had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.

I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 120:1 It is possible that the fifteen psalms (chs 120-134) known as the “Songs of Degrees or Ascents” were sung by the caravans of pilgrims going up to attend the annual feasts at Jerusalem. But it is equally possible that the title has reference to some peculiarity in connection with the music or the manner of using it.
  2. Psalm 120:4 The ancient rabbis explained that coals from a broom tree are unusual in that they continue burning on the inside even after they are extinguished on the outside. They compared this to a person who listens to slander: even if you try to persuade him otherwise and he seems to be convinced, he is still “burning” on the inside, i.e. still unconvinced.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Salmo 120

Pangamuyo para sa Bulig sang Dios

1Sa akon kalisod, nagpanawag ako sa Ginoo
kag ginsabat niya ako.

Ginoo, luwasa ako sa mga butigon kag mga dayaon.

Kamo nga mga dayaon, ano ayhan ang isilot sang Dios sa inyo?
Silutan niya kamo sang taliwis nga pana sang soldado kag nagadabadaba nga mga baga.
Kaluluoy ako kay nagaestar ako upod sa inyo nga pareho kalain sa mga pumuluyo sang Meshec kag sang Kedar.
Dugay na ang akon pag-estar upod sa inyo nga indi gusto sang kalinong.
Gusto ko ang kalinong pero kon maghambal gani ako parte sina ang inyo gusto inaway.