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Psalm 120Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 120

A Cry for Truth and Peace

A song of ascents.

In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me.
Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”

What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue?
A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal![a]

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,[b]
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar![c]
I have lived too long
with those who hate peace.
I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 120:4 Lit with coals of the broom bush
  2. Psalm 120:5 = a people far to the north of Palestine
  3. Psalm 120:5 = a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast
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