Plea for Relief from Bitter Foes

A Song of Ascents.

1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips
And from a deceitful tongue.

3 What shall be given to you,
Or what shall be done to you,
You false tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With coals of the broom tree!

Psalm 120:1-4
  • Lord, I thank You that You hear me when I pray!
  • Your faithfulness rescues me from my enemies.
  • Deliver me from the liars who would destroy my name, reputation, and peace.
  • Stop their unholy tongues and cause their lips to close.
  • Let their deceit not issue forth from their mouths.
  • Lord, send Your powerful judgment upon the lying one who would destroy the people of God.
  • Shoot Your sharp arrows at them and set them on fire.
  • Destroy their works and make them regret their actions.

5 Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech,
That I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul has dwelt too long
With one who hates peace.
7 I am for peace;
But when I speak, they are for war.

Psalm 120:5-7
  • Lord, I regret the fact that I live in a sinful land.
  • Unholy and violent people have made me uneasy with their dangerous threats and abjectly horrible actions.
  • I have lived with this stress long enough.
  • Give me peace, O LORD, and stop the violent hands of my enemies.
  • Deliver me from the war that rages around me, and keep me safe.
  • Thank you for Your constant protection and grace, O LORD!

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