Psalm 120:7
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New Living Translation
I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want 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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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

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
Psalm 55:20
As for my companion, he betrayed his friends; he broke his promises.

Psalm 55:21
His words are as smooth as butter, but in his heart is war. His words are as soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers!

Psalm 109:4
I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations even as I am praying for them!

Micah 2:8
Yet to this very hour my people rise against me like an enemy! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as men returning from battle.

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