William Kelly Major Works Commentary
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me."A song of the ascents." It is the situation amid threatening foes north and south, from whom deliverance is sought. There was "the liar," the Antichrist, on one side; on the other, the hordes of the great external enemy. The last days are unmistakable here.
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.