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Psalm 120:4-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

A warrior’s arrows
    sharpened with coals of brush wood![a]

[b]Alas, I am a foreigner in Meshech,
    I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long do I live
    among those who hate peace.

Footnotes:

  1. 120:4 Coals of brush wood: coals made from the stalk of the broom plant burn with intense heat. The psalmist thinks of lighted coals cast at his enemies.
  2. 120:5 Meshech was in the far north (Gn 10:2) and Kedar was a tribe of the north Arabian desert (Gn 25:13). The psalmist may be thinking generally of all aliens living among inhospitable peoples.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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