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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 120:1-7

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • A foreigner’s longing for peace

    • ‘Rescue me from a deceitful tongue’ (2)

    • “I am for peace” (7)

A Song of the Ascents.* 120  I called to Jehovah in my distress,+ And he answered me.+   O Jehovah, rescue me* from lying lips And from the deceitful tongue.   What will He do to you, and how will He punish you,* You deceitful tongue?+   With sharp arrows+ of a warrior And burning coals+ of broomwood.   Woe to me, for I have lived as a foreigner in Meʹshech!+ I have been dwelling among the tents of Keʹdar.+   I have* been dwelling far too long With those who hate peace.+   I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.

Footnotes

Or “my soul.”
Lit., “and what will He add to you?”
Or “My soul has.”