Psalm 120

A Prayer for Help

1When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord,

and he answered me.

2Save me, Lord,

from liars and deceivers.

3You liars, what will God do to you?

How will he punish you?

4With a soldier's sharp arrows,

with red-hot coals!

5Living among you is as bad as living in Meshech

or among the people of Kedar.

6I have lived too long

with people who hate peace!

7When I speak of peace,

they are for war.