Psalm 120

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Deliverance from a

Lying tongue

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

I call out to the Lord when I’m in trouble,
    and he answers me.
Lord, save me from people whose lips tell lies.
    Save me from people whose tongues don’t tell the truth.

What will the Lord do to you, you lying tongue?
    And what more will he do?
He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a soldier.
    He will punish you with burning coals from a desert bush.

How terrible it is for me to live in the tents of the people of Meshek!
    How terrible to live in the tents of the people of Kedar!
I have lived too long
    among those who hate peace.
I want peace.
    But when I speak, they want war.

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