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Psalm 120 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prayer for Deliverance from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

120 In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.
Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,
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 burning coals of the broom tree.

Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech,
For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
Too long has my soul had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 120:1 Ex 34:24; 1 Kin 12:27
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Psalm 120 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 120

A song of ascents.

I call on the Lord in my distress,
    and he answers me.
Save me, Lord,
    from lying lips
    and from deceitful tongues.

What will he do to you,
    and what more besides,
    you deceitful tongue?
He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,
    with burning coals of the broom bush.

Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
    that I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long have I lived
    among those who hate peace.
I am for peace;
    but when I speak, they are for war.

New International Version (NIV)

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Psalm 120 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Prayer for Breaking Away from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

120 In 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.

Footnotes:

  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.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Salmos 120 Almeida Revista e Corrigida 2009 (ARC)

O salmista ora para que seja livre do mentiroso e caluniador

Cântico dos degraus

120 Na minha angústia clamei ao Senhor, e ele me ouviu. Senhor, livra a minha alma dos lábios mentirosos e da língua enganadora.

Que te dará, ou que te acrescentará a língua enganadora? Flechas agudas do valente, com brasas vivas de zimbro.

Ai de mim, que peregrino em Meseque, e habito nas tendas de Quedar. A minha alma bastante tempo habitou com os que detestam a paz. Pacífico sou, mas, em eu falando, eles estão em guerra.

Almeida Revista e Corrigida 2009 (ARC)

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Salmos 120 Nova Versão Internacional (NVI-PT)

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.

Footnotes:

  1. 120 Ou dos Degraus; também nos Salmos 121 a 134.
Nova Versão Internacional (NVI-PT)

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