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The fifth book of Psalms, song 120, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 120

New English Translation


   A song of ascents.
   1 In my distress I cried out to the LORD and he answered me.
   2 I said, "O LORD, rescue me from those who lie with their lips and those who deceive with their tongue.
   3 How will he severely punish you, you deceptive talker?
   4 Here's how! With the sharp arrows of warriors, with arrowheads forged over the hot coals.
   5 How miserable I am! For I have lived temporarily in Meshech; I have resided among the tents of Kedar.
   6 For too long I have had to reside with those who hate peace.
   7 I am committed to peace, but when I speak, they want to make war.

King James Version


   A Song of degrees.
   1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
   2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
   3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
   4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
   5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
   6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
   7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
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