A Cry For Truth And Peace

1 A Song of degrees. In my trouble I cried to Jehovah, and He heard me.

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 A song of ascents.In my distress I called to the Lord,and He answered me.(A)

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

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

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 lipsand a deceitful tongue.”(B)

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

3 What shall be given to you? Or what shall be done to you, O false tongue?

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?(C)

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

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

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 arrowswith burning charcoal!(a)(D)

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

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

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,(b)(E)that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!(c)(F)

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

6 My soul has long dwelt with a hater of peace.

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 longwith those who hate peace.(G)

6 I have resided too long with those who hate 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 for peace; but when I speak,they are for war.(H)

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

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