Trouble & Woe

In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120



  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · February 28, 2014

    Love it! The Psalter is THE greatest spiritual expressions of humanity in the Bible. And surely St. Paul loved them! Note his use here of the LXX, (Septuagint).

    See, Ps. 116: 3-16 / 2 Cor. 4: 13…, with verses 10-11-12, etc. shows surely the great spiritual connection, with the glory of the connection of being “raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by (through) Jesus, and shall present us with you.” (14)… “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”

    • jm · March 2, 2014

      Amen. The Psalms are about the blues and about our triumph over sin because of Christ. Love it.

      • irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · March 2, 2014

        Yes, the Psalms have such a full range of emotion and experience, but profoundly here is the great Spirit/spirit of Christ!

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