Psalms  ◦   Chapter 120

1When distressed, I call out to the Lord
and he answers me.

2Deliver me, O Lord, from all falsehood
and from all betrayal and backstabbing.

3What will the Lord do to you,
who practice deceit and prefer lies?

4Your consciences will be pierced by the arrows of your own lies
and your characters charred like burning coals of a dry tree.

5I am miserable living among the deceitful —
among those who hate the truth.

6For far too long I have lived
among those who hate peace.

7I long for peace;
but when I speak, they are for war.