A Song of Ascents.
1In my distress I cried unto the Lord,
and He heard me.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips
and from a deceitful tongue.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 What shall be given to you,
or what shall be done to you, you false tongue?
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 Sharp arrows of the warrior,
with coals of the broom tree!
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Woe is me, that I have sojourned in Meshek,
or that I have dwelled among the tents of Kedar!
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 My soul has long lived
with those who hate peace.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 I am for peace,
but when I speak, they are for war!