Psalm 120

Deliver Me, O Lord

A Song of Ascents.

1 In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you, 1and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
4 2A warrior's 3sharp arrows, with glowing 4coals of the broom tree!
5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in 5Meshech, that I dwell among 6the tents of 7Kedar!
6 Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.
7 8I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!