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Psalm 120

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Psalm 120

A CRY FOR TRUTH AND PEACE

A song of ascents.

In my distress I called to the Lord,

and he answered me.as

Lord, rescue me from lying lips

and a deceitful tongue.”at

What will he give you,

and what will he do to you,

you deceitful tongue?au

A warrior’s sharp arrows

with burning charcoal!B,av

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,C,aw

that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!D,ax

I have dwelt too long

with those who hate peace.a

I am for peace; but when I speak,

they are for war.b

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Lit with coals of the broom bush

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= a people far to the north of Palestine

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= a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast

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