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Psalm 120 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Psalm 120

A song of ascents.

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

New English Translation (NET)

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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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