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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.

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Salmos 120

Salmo 120

Cântico de Peregrinação[a].

Eu clamo pelo Senhor na minha angústia,
e ele me responde.
Senhor, livra-me dos lábios mentirosos
e da língua traiçoeira!

O que ele lhe dará?
Como lhe retribuirá, ó língua enganadora?

Ele a castigará
    com flechas afiadas de guerreiro,
com brasas incandescentes de sândalo.

Ai de mim, que vivo como estrangeiro
    em Meseque,
que habito entre as tendas de Quedar!
Tenho vivido tempo demais
    entre os que odeiam a paz.
Sou um homem de paz;
mas, ainda que eu fale de paz,
    eles só falam de guerra.

Notas al pie

  1. 120 Ou dos Degraus; também nos Salmos 121 a 134.