Psalms 120
Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
A song of ascents.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1In my distress I called to Yahweh,
and he answered me.
2“Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.”
3What shall be given to you,#That is, by God against the false accuser
and what more shall be done to you,
deceitful tongue?
4The sharpened arrows of a warrior,
with burning charcoals from broom trees.
5Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech,
that I dwell among the tents of Kedar.
6Too long my soul has had its dwelling
near one who hates peace.
7I am for peace, but when I speak,
they are for war.
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