120:1 A Song of Ascents. In my distress I called unto the Lord, and He answered me.

120:2 O the Lord, deliver my soul from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

120:3 What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?

120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of broom.

120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech, that I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!

120:6 My soul hath full long had her dwelling with him that hateth peace.

120:7 I am all peace; but when I speak, they are for war.


Hebrew Transliteration

120:1 shiyr hamma`aloth 'el-Adonay batsârâthâh liy qârâ'thiyvayya`anêniy

120:2 Adonay hatsiylâh naphshiy misephath-sheqer millâshonremiyyâh

120:3 mah-yittên lekha umah-yosiyph lâkh lâshon remiyyâh

120:4 chitsêy ghibbor shenuniym `im gachalêy rethâmiym

120:5 'oyâh-liy kiy-ghartiymeshekh shâkhantiy `im-'oholêy qêdhâr

120:6 rabbath shâkhnâh-lâh naphshiy`im sonê' shâlom

120:7 'aniy-shâlom vekhiy 'adhabbêr hêmmâhlammilchâmâh

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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