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Psalm 120-122 (Show Context)

120:1 A song of ascents.

In my distress I cried out

to the Lord and he answered me.

2 I said, “O Lord, rescue me

from those who lie with their lips

and those who deceive with their tongues.”

3 How will he severely punish you,

you deceptive talker?

4 Here’s how! With the sharp arrows of warriors,

with arrowheads forged over the hot coals.

5 How miserable I am.

For I have lived temporarily in Meshech;

I have resided among the tents of Kedar.

6 For too long I have had to reside

with those who hate peace.

7 I am committed to peace,

but when I speak, they want to make war.

121:1 A song of ascents.

I look up toward the hills.

From where does my help come?

2 My help comes from the Lord,

the Creator of heaven and earth.

3 May he not allow your foot to slip.

May your Protector not sleep.

4 Look! Israel’s Protector

does not sleep or slumber.

5 The Lord is your protector;

the Lord is the shade at your right hand.

6 The sun will not harm you by day,

or the moon by night.

7 The Lord will protect you from all harm;

he will protect your life.

8 The Lord will protect you in all you do,

now and forevermore.

122:1 A song of ascents; by David.

I was glad because they said to me,

“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”

2 Our feet are standing

inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is a city designed

to accommodate an assembly.

4 The tribes go up there,

the tribes of the Lord,

where it is required that Israel

give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 Indeed, the leaders sit there on thrones and make legal decisions,

on the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

May those who love her prosper.

7 May there be peace inside your defenses

and prosperity inside your fortresses.

8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors

I will say, “May there be peace in you.”

9 For the sake of the temple of the Lord our God

I will pray for you to prosper.

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