Ps 120:5

120:5 Meshech . . . Kedar. The writer may be speaking figuratively, comparing the treatment he receives from God’s people to what he might expect from barbarians. The literal places are far from Israel and also from each other. Meshech was in Asia Minor (Gen. 10:2; Ezek. 38:2) and Kedar was in Arabia (Is. 21:16; Ezek. 7:21).