Psalm 120 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Prayer for Breaking Away from the Treacherous.
A Song of Ascents.
120 In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.
Rescue my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,
And from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?—
Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the burning coals of the broom tree.
Woe to me, for I sojourn in Meshech,
and I live among the tents of Kedar [among hostile people]!
Too long my soul has had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.
Psalm 120 New International Version (NIV)
A song of ascents.
1 I call on the Lord in my distress,
and he answers me.
2 Save me, Lord,
from lying lips
and from deceitful tongues.
3 What will he do to you,
and what more besides,
you deceitful tongue?
4 He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,
with burning coals of the broom bush.
5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
that I live among the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long have I lived
among those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace;
but when I speak, they are for war.