The Passion Translation
4 You will be pierced through with condemnation
and consumed with burning coals of fire!
5 Why am I doomed to live as an alien,
scattered among these cruel savages?[a]
Am I destined to dwell in the darkened tents of desert nomads?[b]
6 For too long I’ve had to live among those who hate peace.
- Psalm 120:5 The Hebrew text includes the word Meshech, which is a foreign land. The meaning of the word Meshech is “to scatter” and may refer to ancient Persia.
- Psalm 120:5 The Hebrew text includes the word Kedar, who was one of Ishmael’s sons, whose descendants became a wandering group of nomads. Kedar means a dark place. See Song 1:5.