Psalm 120 – New International Version (NIV)

A song of ascents.

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

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Psalm 120 – King James Version (KJV)

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.