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Psalm 120:1–7

In my distress I called to the Lord,

and he answered me.

Deliver me, O Lord,

from lying lips,

from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you,

nand what more shall be done to you,

you deceitful tongue?

oA warrior’s psharp arrows,

with glowing qcoals of the broom tree!

Woe to me, that I sojourn in rMeshech,

that I dwell among sthe tents of tKedar!

Too long have I had my dwelling

among those who hate peace.

uI am for peace,

but when I speak, they are for war!

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Psalm 120:1–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

I call on the Lord in my distress,

and he answers me.

Save me, Lord,

from lying lips

and from deceitful tongues.

What will he do to you,

and what more besides,

you deceitful tongue?

He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,

with burning coals of the broom bush.

Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,

that I live among the tents of Kedar!

Too long have I lived

among those who hate peace.

I am for peace;

but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

In my distress I cried unto the Lord,

And he heard me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,

And from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee,

Thou false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty,

With coals of juniper.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech,

That I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

My soul hath long dwelt

With him that hateth peace.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I took my troubles to the Lord;

I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

Rescue me, O Lord, from liars

and from all deceitful people.

O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you?

How will he increase your punishment?

You will be pierced with sharp arrows

and burned with glowing coals.

How I suffer in far-off Meshech.

It pains me to live in distant Kedar.

I am tired of living

among people who hate peace.

I search for peace;

but when I speak of peace, they want war!

Psalm 120:1–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips

And from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you,

Or what shall be done to you,

You false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the warrior,

With coals of the broom tree!

Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech,

That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

My soul has dwelt too long

With one who hates peace.

I am for peace;

But when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

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

and he answered me.

Lord, save me from liars

and from those who plan evil.

You who plan evil, what will God do to you?

How will he punish you?

He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a warrior

and with burning coals of wood.

How terrible it is for me to live in the land of Meshech,

to live among the people of Kedar.

I have lived too long

with people who hate peace.

When I talk peace,

they want war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

In my distress I cried unto Jehovah,

And he answered me.

Deliver my soul, O Jehovah, from lying lips,

And from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee,

Thou deceitful tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty,

With coals of juniper.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech,

That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

My soul hath long had her dwelling

With him that hateth peace.

I am for peace:

But when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

In my trouble I called unto Jehovah, and he answered me. Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee, what shall be added unto thee, thou deceitful tongue? Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with burning coals of broom-wood.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with them that hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When I was in trouble, I cried out to the Lord

and he answered me. 

O Lord, rescue me from lying lips 

and from a deceitful tongue. 

You deceitful tongue, what can the Lord give you? 

What more can he do for you? 

He will give you a warrior’s sharpened arrows and red-hot coals. 

How horrible it is to live as a foreigner in Meshech 

or to stay in the tents of Kedar. 

I have lived too long with those who hate peace. 

I am for peace, but when I talk about it, 

they only talk about war. 

Psalm 120:1–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

In my distress I called to the Lord,

and He answered me.

Lord, deliver me from lying lips

and a deceitful tongue.”

What will He give you,

and what will He do to you,

you deceitful tongue?

A warrior’s sharp arrows

with burning charcoal!

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,

that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

I have lived too long

with those who hate peace.

I am for peace; but when I speak,

they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

In my distress I cry to the Lord,

that he may answer me:

“Deliver me, O Lord,

from lying lips,

from a deceitful tongue.”

What shall be given to you?

And what more shall be done to you,

you deceitful tongue?

A warrior’s sharp arrows,

with glowing coals of the broom tree!

Woe is me, that I am an alien in Meshech,

that I must live among the tents of Kedar.

Too long have I had my dwelling

among those who hate peace.

I am for peace;

but when I speak,

they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

In my distress I called to Yahweh,

and he answered me.

“Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips,

from a deceitful tongue.”

What shall be given to you,

and what more shall be done to you,

deceitful tongue?

The sharpened arrows of a warrior,

with burning charcoals from broom trees.

Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech,

that I dwell among the tents of Kedar.

Too long my soul has had its dwelling

near one who hates peace.

I am for peace, but when I speak,

they are for war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I call out to the Lord when I’m in trouble,

and he answers me.

Lord, save me from people whose lips tell lies.

Save me from people whose tongues don’t tell the truth.

What will the Lord do to you, you lying tongue?

And what more will he do?

He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a soldier.

He will punish you with burning wood from a desert tree.

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!

I have lived too long

among those who hate peace.

I want peace.

But when I speak, they want war.

Psalm 120:1–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

In my trouble I cried to the Lord,

And He answered me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,

From a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,

You deceitful tongue?

Sharp arrows of the warrior,

With the burning coals of the broom tree.

Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech,

For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Too long has my soul had its dwelling

With those who hate peace.

I am for peace, but when I speak,

They are for war.


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