Psalm 120

A Song of Degrees.

1 In mine affliction I cried to the Lord, and he hearkened to me. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from unjust lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

3 What should be given to thee, and what should be added to thee, for thy crafty tongue? 4 Sharpened weapons of the mighty, with coals of the desert.

5 Woe is me, that my sojourning is 1prolonged; I have tabernacled among the tents of Kedar. 6 My soul has long been a sojourner; 7 I was peaceable among them that hated peace; when I spoke to them, they warred against me without a cause.

Psalm 121

A Song of Degrees.

1 I lifted up mine eyes to the mountains, whence my help shall come. 2 My help shall come from the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth. 3 Let not thy foot be moved; and let not thy keeper slumber. 4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall not slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord shall keep thee: the Lord is thy shelter upon thy


right hand. 6 The sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night. 7 May the Lord preserve thee from all evil: the Lord shall keep thy soul. 8 The Lord shall keep thy coming in, and thy going out, from henceforth and even for ever.

Psalm 122

A Song of Degrees.

1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. 2 Our feet stood in thy courts, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete. 4 For thither the tribes went up, the tribes of the Lord, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. 5 For there are set thrones for judgement, even thrones for the house of David.

6 2Pray now for the peace of Jerusalem: and let there be prosperity to them that love thee. 7 Let peace, I pray, be within thine host, and prosperity in thy palaces. 8 For the sake of my brethren and my neighbours, I have indeed spoken peace concerning thee. 9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought thy good.

1 Heb. משך.

2 Or, ask Jerusalem how it is with her.


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