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Psalm 120 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prayer for Rescue from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

120 I cried to the Lord in my trouble,
And He answered me.
Rescue my soul, Lord, from lying lips,
From a deceitful tongue.
What will He give to you, and what more will He do to you,
You deceitful tongue?
Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the burning coals of the broom tree!

Woe to me, for I reside in Meshech,
For I have settled among the tents of Kedar!
Too long has my soul had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 120 Title Ex 34:24; 1 Kin 12:27
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Psalm 120 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 120

A song of ascents.

I call on the Lord in my distress,
    and he answers me.
Save me, Lord,
    from lying lips
    and from deceitful tongues.

What will he do to you,
    and what more besides,
    you deceitful tongue?
He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,
    with burning coals of the broom bush.

Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
    that I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long have I lived
    among those who hate peace.
I am for peace;
    but when I speak, they are for war.

New International Version (NIV)

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