A Prayer of Someone Far from Home
A psalm for going up to worship.
1When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
2Lord, save me from liars
and from those who plan evil.
3You who plan evil, what will God do to you?
How will he punish you?
4He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a warrior
and with burning coals of wood.
5How terrible it is for me to live in the land of Meshech,
to live among the people of Kedar.
6I have lived too long
with people who hate peace.
7When I talk peace,
they want war.
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