Psalms 120

A Song of degrees.

1 In my distress I cried unto יהוה, and He heard me.

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

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

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

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

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

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