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Psalm 120 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Cry for Truth and Peace

A song of ascents.

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In my distress I called to the LORD,

and he answered me.

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“LORD, rescue me from lying lips

and a deceitful tongue.”

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What will he give you,

and what will he do to you,

you deceitful tongue?

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A warrior’s sharp arrows

with burning charcoal![fn]

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What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,[fn]

that I have lived among the tents of Kedar![fn]

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I have dwelt too long

with those who hate peace.

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I am for peace; but when I speak,

they are for war.

CSB Footnotes
Lit with coals of the broom bush
= a people far to the north of Palestine
= a nomadic people of the desert to the southeast

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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