1 A Song of Ascents.In my distress, I cried to the Lord.He answered me.

2 Deliver my soul, Lord, from lying lips,from a deceitful tongue.

3 What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you,you deceitful tongue?

4 Sharp arrows of the mighty,with coals of juniper.

5 Woe is me, that I live in Meshech,that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

6 My soul has had her dwelling too longwith him who hates peace.

7 I am for peace,but when I speak, they are for war.