A song of ascents.216
120:1 In my distress I cried out
to the Lord and he answered me.
120:2 I said,1 “O Lord, rescue me2
from those who lie with their lips3
and those who deceive with their tongue.4
120:3 How will he severely punish you,
you deceptive talker?5
120:4 Here’s how!6 With the sharp arrows of warriors,
with arrowheads forged over the hot coals.7
120:5 How miserable I am!8
For I have lived temporarily9 in Meshech;
I have resided among the tents of Kedar.10
120:6 For too long I have had to reside
with those who hate11 peace.
120:7 I am committed to peace,12
but when I speak, they want to make war.13
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