A Cry for Truth and Peace

A song of ascents.

1 In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me:
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
5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!b
6 I have lived too long with those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.