Psalm 120:7
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New International Version
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

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

Darby Bible Translation
I [am for] peace; but when I speak, *they* [are] for war.

World English Bible
I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war. A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
I am peace, and when I speak they are for war!

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am for peace - We love to be quiet and peaceable; but they are continually engaged in excursions of rapine and plunder. It is evident that the psalmist refers to a people like the Scenitae or wandering Arabs, who live constantly in tents, and subsist by robbery; plundering and carrying away all that they can seize. The poor captives wished them to cultivate the arts of peace, and live quietly; but they would hear of nothing but their old manner of life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for peace. or, a man of peace

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

Psalm 55:20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us...

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

when

1 Samuel 24:9-11 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt...

1 Samuel 26:2-4 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him...

Library
Epistle Lxxviii. To Barbara and Antonina .
To Barbara and Antonina [186] . Gregory to Barbara, &c. On receiving your epistles, I was in all manner of ways delighted to hear of your well being, and I entreat Almighty God that He would guard you by His protection from malignant spirits in thought, and from perverse men, and from all contrariety; and that He would, with the grace of His fear, settle you in unions worthy of you, and cause us all to rejoice in your settlement [187] . But do you, most sweet daughters, rest your hope on His help,
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Of Love to God
I proceed to the second general branch of the text. The persons interested in this privilege. They are lovers of God. "All things work together for good, to them that love God." Despisers and haters of God have no lot or part in this privilege. It is children's bread, it belongs only to them that love God. Because love is the very heart and spirit of religion, I shall the more fully treat upon this; and for the further discussion of it, let us notice these five things concerning love to God. 1. The
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Psalm 55:20
My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.

Psalm 55:21
His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.

Psalm 109:4
In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.

Micah 2:8
Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle.

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