New American Standard Bible

Psalm 120

Prayer for Deliverance from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.
Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,
From a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?
Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the burning coals of the broom tree.

Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech,
For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
Too long has my soul had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 120:1 Ex 34:24; 1 Kin 12:27

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 120

Psalm 120

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

I call out to the Lord when I’m in trouble,
    and he answers me.
Lord, save me from people whose lips tell lies.
    Save me from people whose tongues don’t tell the truth.

What will the Lord do to you, you lying tongue?
    And what more will he do?
He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a soldier.
    He will punish you with burning coals from a desert bush.

How terrible it is for me to live in the tents of the people of Meshek!
    How terrible to live in the tents of the people of Kedar!
I have lived too long
    among those who hate peace.
I want peace.
    But when I speak, they want war.