Psalm 120
Contemporary English Version

(A song for worship.)

A Prayer for the Lord's Help

1When I am in trouble, I pray,

2“Come and save me, Lord,

from deceitful liars!”

3What punishment is fitting

for you deceitful liars?

4Your reward should be

sharp and flaming arrows!

5But I must live as a foreigner

among the people of Meshech

and in the tents of Kedar.+

6I have spent too much time

living among people

who hate peace.

7I am in favor of peace,

but when I speak of it,

all they want is war.


120.5 Meshech … Kedar: Meshech was a country near the Black Sea, and Kedar was a tribe of the Syrian desert.

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