1201 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
1201 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.
1201 In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
1201 I'm in trouble. I cry to God, desperate for an answer:
1201 A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me.
1201 I took my troubles to the Lord ; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 120:1
Commentary on Psalm 120:1-4
(Read Psalm 120:1-4)
The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. May every good man be delivered from lying lips. They forged false charges against him. In this distress, he sought God by fervent prayer. God can bridle their tongues. He obtained a gracious answer to this prayer. Surely sinners durst not act as they do, if they knew, and would be persuaded to think, what will be in the end thereof. The terrors of the Lord are his arrows; and his wrath is compared to burning coals of juniper, which have a fierce heat, and keep fire very long. This is the portion of the false tongue; for all that love and make a lie, shall have their portion in the lake that burns eternally.