1 A Song of the Ascents.
I called to Jehovah in my distress, And he answered me.
2 O Jehovah, rescue me from lying lips And from the deceitful tongue.
3 What will He do to you, and how will He punish you, You deceitful tongue?
4 With sharp arrows of a warrior And burning coals of broomwood.
5 Woe to me, for I have lived as a foreigner in Meʹshech! I have been dwelling among the tents of Keʹdar.
6 I have been dwelling far too long With those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.