1 [A Song of Degrees.] 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 mighty with coals of juniper.
5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul has long dwelt with him who hates peace.
7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.