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Psalms 120

A song of ascents.

1 I call on the Lord in my distress,
     and he answers me.
2 Save me, O Lord, from lying lips
     and from deceitful tongues.
3 What will he do to you,
     and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?
4 He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows,
     with burning coals of the broom tree.
5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech,
     that I live among the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long have I lived
     among those who hate peace.
7 I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war.