A Song of the Ascents.* 120 To Jehovah I called in the distress of mine,+And he proceeded to answer me.+ 2 O Jehovah, do deliver my soul from false lips,+From the tricky tongue.+ 3 What will one give to you, and what will one add to you,O you tricky tongue?+ 4 Sharpened arrows of a mighty man,+Along with burning coals of the broom trees.+ 5 Woe to me, for I have resided as an alien in Meʹshech!+I have tabernacled together with the tents of Keʹdar.+ 6 For too long a time my soul has tabernacled+With the haters* of peace.+ 7 I stand for peace;+ but when I speak,They are for war.+
^ Or, “A Song of the Stairsteps.” This is the first of 15 Songs of the Ascents, Ps 120–134 inclusive. Compare 2Ki 20:9-11.
^ “Haters,” LXXSyVg and eight Heb. mss; M, “hater.”