Psalms 120

Psalm 1201

A song of ascents.2

120:1 In my distress I cried out

to the Lord and he answered me.

120:2 I said,3 “O Lord, rescue me4

from those who lie with their lips5

and those who deceive with their tongue.6

120:3 How will he severely punish you,

you deceptive talker?7

120:4 Here’s how!8 With the sharp arrows of warriors,

with arrowheads forged over the hot coals.9

120:5 How miserable I am!10

For I have lived temporarily11 in Meshech;

I have resided among the tents of Kedar.12

120:6 For too long I have had to reside

with those who hate13 peace.

120:7 I am committed to peace,14

but when I speak, they want to make war.15

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