Psalm 120:4
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New Living Translation
You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.

King James Bible
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Darby Bible Translation
Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with burning coals of broom-wood.

World English Bible
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Young's Literal Translation
Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with broom-coals.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

120:4 Arrows - The wrath and vengeance of the mighty God, which in scripture is often compared to arrows, and here to coals of juniper, which burn very fiercely and retain their heat for a long time.

Psalm 120:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Concerning Peaceableness
Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 This is the seventh step of the golden ladder which leads to blessedness. The name of peace is sweet, and the work of peace is a blessed work. Blessed are the peacemakers'. Observe the connection. The Scripture links these two together, pureness of heart and peaceableness of spirit. The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable' (James 3:17). Follow peace and holiness' (Hebrews 12:14). And here Christ joins them together pure in heart, and peacemakers',
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ephesians 6:16
In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

Psalm 45:5
Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts. The nations fall beneath your feet.

Psalm 127:4
Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands.

Psalm 140:10
Let burning coals fall down on their heads. Let them be thrown into the fire or into watery pits from which they can't escape.

Proverbs 25:18
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

Isaiah 5:28
Their arrows will be sharp and their bows ready for battle. Sparks will fly from their horses' hooves, and the wheels of their chariots will spin like a whirlwind.

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