1 A song of the degrees. Unto the Lord, when I was in distress, did I call, and he hath answered me.
2 O Lord, deliver my soul from lips of falsehood, and from a tongue of deceit.
3 What will God give unto thee? or what will he add unto thee, thou tongue of deceit?
4 Sharpened arrows of the mighty, with coals of the broombush.
5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long for herself hath my soul dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.