1 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; ♦
I called to the Lord and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips ♦
and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you? ♦
What more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?
4 The sharp arrows of a warrior, ♦
tempered in burning coals!
5 Woe is me, that I must lodge in Meshech ♦
and dwell among the tents of Kedar.
6 My soul has dwelt too long ♦
with enemies of peace.
7 I am for making peace, ♦
but when I speak of it, they make ready for war.
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