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Psalm 120 CSB

A Cry for Truth and Peace

A song of ascents.

1 In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me:

References for Psalms 120:1

      2 "Lord, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue."
      3 What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue?
      4 A warrior's sharp arrows, with burning charcoal!a

      References for Psalms 120:4

        • a 120:4 - Lit with coals of the broom bush
          5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!b

          References for Psalms 120:5

            • b 120:5 - Meshech: a people far to the north of Palestine; Kedar: a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast
              6 I have lived too long with those who hate peace.
              7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.