1 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; ♦︎
I called to the Lord and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips ♦︎
and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you? ♦︎
What more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?
4 The sharp arrows of a warrior, ♦︎
tempered in burning coals!
5 Woe is me, that I must lodge in Meshech ♦︎
and dwell among the tents of Kedar.
6 My soul has dwelt too long ♦︎
with enemies of peace.
7 I am for making peace, ♦︎
but when I speak of it, they make ready for war.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; ♦︎
from where is my help to come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, ♦︎
the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer your foot to stumble; ♦︎
he who watches over you will not sleep.
4 Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel ♦︎
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord himself watches over you; ♦︎
the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
6 So that the sun shall not strike you by day, ♦︎
neither the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall keep you from all evil; ♦︎
it is he who shall keep your soul.
8 The Lord shall keep watch over your going out
and your coming in, ♦︎
from this time forth for evermore.
1 I was glad when they said to me, ♦︎
Let us go to the house of the Lord.
2 And now our feet are standing ♦︎
within your gates, O Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, built as a city ♦︎
that is at unity in itself.
4 Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, ♦︎
as is decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set the thrones of judgement, ♦︎
the thrones of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ♦︎
May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls ♦︎
and tranquillity within your palaces.
8 For my kindred and companions sake, ♦︎
I will pray that peace be with you.
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, ♦︎
I will seek to do you good.