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Psalms 120:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I am [for] peace: But when I speak, they are for war.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I am [for] peace, but when I speak, They are for war.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I [am] for peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I [am for] peace; but when I speak, *they* [are] for war.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I, am for peace, and verily I speak, They, are for war!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I [am] peace, and when I speak they [are] for war!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for warre.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I was peaceable among them that hated peace; when I spoke to them, they warred against me without a cause.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am for] peace: 7965
{7965} Prime
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
but when x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I speak, 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
they x1992
(1992) Complement
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[are] for war. 4421
{4421} Prime
From H3898 (in the sense of fighting); a battle (that is, the engagement); generally war (that is, warfare).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 120:7

I [am for] (g) peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.

(g) He declares what he means by Meshech and Kedar, that is, the Israelites who had degenerated from their godly fathers, and hated and contended against the faithful.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
for peace:
or, a man of peace,
Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalms 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
Psalms 55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
2 Samuel 20:19 I [am one of them that are] peaceable [and] faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?
Matthew 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us]; ... And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:


1 Samuel 24:9-11 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? ... Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that [there is] neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
1 Samuel 26:2-4 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. ... David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.
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1S 24:9; 26:2. 2S 20:19. Ps 34:14; 35:20; 55:20. Mt 5:9. Ro 12:18. Ep 2:14. He 12:14.

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