1 A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried to Yahweh, And he answered me.
2 Deliver my soul, O Yahweh, from lying lips, [And] 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 sojourn in Meshech, That I stay among the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul has stayed too long With him who hates peace.
7 I am [for] peace: But when I speak, they are for war.