Psalm 120 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I call out to the LORD when I'm in trouble, and he answers me. 1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.
2 Lord, save me from people whose lips tell lies. Save me from people whose tongues don't tell the truth. 2 Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
3 What will the LORD do to you, you lying tongue? And what more will he do? 3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?
4 He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a soldier. He will punish you with burning wood from a desert tree. 4 He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom tree.
5 How terrible it is for me to live in the tents of the people of Meshech! How terrible to live in the tents of the people of Kedar! 5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
6 I have lived too long among those who hate peace. 6 Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.
7 I want peace. But when I speak, they want war. 7 I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war.