5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
5 I'm doomed to live in Meshech, cursed with a home in Kedar,
5 Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech, That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
5 How I suffer in far-off Meshech. It pains me to live in distant Kedar.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 120:5
Commentary on Psalm 120:5-7
(Read Psalm 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.