A Cry for Truth and Peace

1 A song of ascents.
In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me.(A)
Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”(B)
What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue?(C)
A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal!(a)(D)
What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,(b)(E)
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!(c)(F)
I have lived too long
with those who hate peace.(G)
I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war.(H)


a. Psalm 120:4: Lit with coals of the broom bush
b. Psalm 120:5: a people far to the north of Palestine
c. Psalm 120:5: a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast

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