Psalms 120

A Cry for Truth and Peace

song of ascents: Probably the songs pilgrims sang as they traveled the roads going up to worship in Jerusalem; Pss 120-134
song of ascents.

In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me. b
2Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.” c

3 What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue? d
4 A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal!
Lit with coals of the broom bush

5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,
= a people far to the north of Palestine
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!
= a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast
6 I have lived too long
with those who hate peace. k
7 I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war. l
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