Book of Psalms, psalm 120 Psalms, ps 120
A Song of degrees.
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
a) 120.3 What shall be given…: or, What shall the deceitful tongue give unto thee? or, what shall is profit thee?
b) 120.3 done: Heb. added
c) 120.4 Sharp…: or, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty man, with coals of juniper
d) 120.7 for peace: or, a man of peace