Psalm 120

A pilgrimage song.

1 I cried out to the LORD when I was in trouble (and he answered me):
2 "LORD, deliver me from lying lips and a dishonest tongue!"
3 What more will be given to you, what more will be done to you, you dishonest tongue?
4 Just this: a warrior's sharpened arrows, coupled with burning coals from a wood fire!
5 Oh, I'm doomed because I have been an immigrant in Meshech, because I've made my home among Kedar's tents.
6 I've lived far too long with people who hate peace.
7 I'm for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.