Psalm 120



A Cry For Truth And Peace

1 In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.

1 {A Song of degrees.} In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

1 In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me:

1 I cried to the LORD in my distress, and he responded to me.

1 In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He answered me.

2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

2 "Lord, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue."

2 "LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?

3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

3 What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue?

3 What will be given to you, and what will be done to you, you treacherous tongue?

3 What shall be given to you? Or what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? -- "

4 Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.

4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

4 A warrior's sharp arrows, with burning charcoal!

4 Like a sharp arrow from a warrior, along with fiery coals from juniper trees!

4 Sharp arrows of a [mighty] warrior, with [glowing] coals of the broom tree!

5 Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

5 How terrible for me, that I am an alien in Meshech, that I reside among the tents of Kedar!

5 Woe is me that I sojourn with Meshech, that I dwell beside the tents of Kedar [as if among notoriously barbarous people]!

6 Too long has my soul had its dwelling With those who hate peace.

6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

6 I have lived too long with those who hate peace.

6 I have resided too long with those who hate peace.

6 My life has too long had its dwelling with him who hates peace.

7 I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.

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

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

7 I am in favor of peace; but when I speak, they are in favor of war. A Song of Ascents

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



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