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Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

A song of ascents.[a]

120 In my distress I called to Yahweh,
and he answered me.
“Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.”
What shall be given to you,[b]
and what more shall be done to you,
deceitful tongue?
The sharpened arrows of a warrior,
with burning charcoals from broom trees.
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech,
that I dwell among the tents of Kedar.
Too long my soul has had its dwelling
near one who hates peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
they are for war.


  1. Psalm 120:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 120:3 That is, by God against the false accuser