Psalm 120:5
New International Version
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!

New Living Translation
How I suffer in far-off Meshech. It pains me to live in distant Kedar.

English Standard Version
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Berean Study Bible
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!

New American Standard Bible
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

King James Bible
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

Christian Standard Bible
What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

Contemporary English Version
But I must live as a foreigner among the people of Meshech and in the tents of Kedar.

Good News Translation
Living among you is as bad as living in Meshech or among the people of Kedar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

International Standard Version
How terrible for me, that I am an alien in Meshech, that I reside among the tents of Kedar!

NET Bible
How miserable I am! For I have lived temporarily in Meshech; I have resided among the tents of Kedar.

New Heart English Bible
Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Woe to me, for my pilgrimage is long and I have dwelt in a tent of Qedar!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it is to live as a foreigner in Meshech or to stay in the tents of Kedar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech, That I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!

New American Standard 1977
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

King James 2000 Bible
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

American King James Version
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

American Standard Version
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged; I have tabernacled among the tents of Kedar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of cedar:

Darby Bible Translation
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

English Revised Version
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

World English Bible
Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to me, for I have inhabited Mesech, I have dwelt with tents of Kedar.
Study Bible
In My Distress I Cried to the LORD
4Sharp arrows will come from the warrior, with burning coals of juniper! 5Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar! 6Too long have I dwelt among those who hate peace.…
Cross References
Genesis 10:2
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

Genesis 25:13
These are the names of the sons of Ishmael in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

1 Chronicles 1:5
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

Song of Solomon 1:5
I am dark yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Isaiah 21:16
For this is what the Lord says to me: "Within one year, as a hired worker would count it, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth will serve you and go up on My altar with acceptance; I will adorn My glorious house.

Jeremiah 2:10
Cross over to Cyprus and take a look; send to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

Jeremiah 9:6
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 49:28
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated, this is what the LORD says: "Rise up, advance against Kedar, and destroy the people of the east!

Ezekiel 27:13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your merchants. They exchanged slaves and bronze utensils for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:21
Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your customers, trading in lambs, rams, and goats.

Ezekiel 38:2
"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him

Ezekiel 38:3
and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 39:1
As for you, O son of man, prophesy against Gog and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Treasury of Scripture

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

woe

Jeremiah 9:2,3,6
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men…

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Micah 7:1,2
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit…

Mesech

Genesis 10:2
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

Ezekiel 27:13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

the tents

Genesis 25:13
And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

1 Samuel 25:1
And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

Song of Solomon 1:5
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.







Lexicon
Woe
אֽוֹיָה־ (’ō·w·yāh-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 190: Lamentation, Oh!

to me
לִ֭י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I dwell
גַ֣רְתִּי (ḡar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

in Meshech,
מֶ֑שֶׁךְ (me·šeḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4902: Meshech -- a son of Japheth, also his descendants and their land

that I live
שָׁ֝כַ֗נְתִּי (ḵan·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

among
עִֽם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

the tents
אָהֳלֵ֥י (’ā·ho·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

of Kedar!
קֵדָֽר׃ (qê·ḏār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6938: Kedar -- perhaps 'swarthy', a son of Ishmael, also his desc
(5) Mesech.--This name is generally identified with Moschi, mentioned by Herodotus (iii. 94), a tribe on the borders of Colchis and Armenia. It appears again in the prophet Ezekiel 27:13; Ezekiel 38:3; Ezekiel 39:1. The only reason for suspecting the accuracy of this identification is the remoteness from Kedar, who were a nomad tribe of Arabia. (See Genesis 25:13; Song of Solomon 1:5.) But in the absence of any other indication of the motive for the mention of these tribes here, this very remoteness affords a sufficiently plausible one; or they may be types of savage life, selected the one from the north, and the other from the south, as poetry dictated. It is quite possible that the circumstances amid which the poet wrote made it necessary for him to veil in this way his allusion to powerful tribes, from whose violence the nation was suffering. At all events, the two concluding verses leave no doubt that some troubled state of affairs, in which the choice of courses was not easy, and affecting the whole nation. not an individual, is here presented.

Verse 5. - Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech. This is scarcely to be understood literally. Israel never "sojourned in Mesech," i.e. among the Moschi, who dwelt in Cappadocia, nor dwelt among the tents of Kedar, a people of Northern Arabia. The writer means that he dwells among hostile and barbarous people, who are to him as Kedar and Mesech. Possibly the Samaritans and Ammonites are intended. That I dwell in the tents of Kedar; rather, among the tents (see the Revised Version). 120:5-7 It is very grievous to a good man, to be cast into, and kept in the company of the wicked, from whom he hopes to be for ever separated. See here the character of a good man; he is for living peaceably with all men. And let us follow David as he prefigured Christ; in our distress let us cry unto the Lord, and he will hear us. Let us follow after peace and holiness, striving to overcome evil with good.
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