Psalms 120

Psalm 120

A Cry for Truth and Peace

A song of ascents.

1In my distress I called to the Lord,

and he answered me.

2Lord, rescue me from lying lips

and a deceitful tongue.”

3What will he give you,

and what will he do to you,

you deceitful tongue?

4A warrior’s sharp arrows

with burning charcoal!

5What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,

that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

6I have dwelt too long

with those who hate peace.

7I am for peace; but when I speak,

they are for war.