A Song of Degrees
1 To Jehovah in my distress I cried, And he answered me.
2 O Jehovah! deliver my soul from the lip of falsehood, From the tongue of deceit.
3 What give thee, and what avail thee Shall the tongue of deceit?
4 The arrows of a strong man sharpened, With coals of junipers.
5 Alas for me! that I have been a sojourner in Meseeh, And have dwelt among the tents of Kedar.
6 Long dwelt hath my soul with him who hateth peace.
7 I [am for] peace; But when I speak, they [are] for war.