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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 120

祈求上帝帮助

上圣殿朝圣之诗。

1我在患难中向耶和华祷告,
祂就应允了我。
耶和华啊,
求你救我远离虚谎诡诈之徒。
诡诈之徒啊!
你会受到怎样的惩罚呢?
你会有什么下场呢?
等待你的是勇士的利箭和炙热的炭火。
我寄居在米设和基达的人当中有祸了!
我住在憎恶和平的人当中太久了。
我爱和平,
但我倡导和平的时候,
他们却要战争。