A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
Rescue me, O LORD, from liars and from all deceitful people.
O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment?
You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.
How I suffer among these scoundrels of Meshech! It pains me to live with these people from Kedar!
I am tired of living here among people who hate peace.
As for me, I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war!
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)