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Salme 120

En landflygtigs bøn

1En valfartssang.

I min nød råbte jeg til Herren,
    og han svarede mig.
„Herre,” bad jeg, „red mig fra de løgnere,
    som hele tiden snyder og bedrager!”
Hvad skal Herren gøre ved bedragerne?
    Hvordan skal han straffe dem?
Jo, med krigerens spidse pile,
    som blev skærpet ved de gloende trækul.
Hvor længe skal jeg leve her i Meshek,
    bo som fremmed blandt Kedars telte?
Alt for længe har jeg været hos et folk, der hader fred.
    Jeg taler fredens sag, men de råber på krig.

Amplified Bible

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.