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2O Lord, deliver my soul from lying lips,
From a deceitful tongue.
3What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee,
Thou deceitful tongue?
4Sharp arrows of the mighty,
With coals of broom.
5Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech,
That I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!
6My soul hath full long had her dwelling
With him that hateth peace.
7I am all peace;
But when I speak, they are for war.

121 A Song of Ascents.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:
From whence shall my help come?
2My help cometh from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Behold, He that keepeth Israel
Doth neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord is thy keeper;
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6The sun shall not smite thee by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7The Lord shall keep thee from all evil;
He shall keep thy soul.
8The Lord shall guard thy going out and thy coming in,
From this time forth and for ever.

122 A Song of Ascents; of David.

I rejoiced when they said unto me:
'Let us go unto the house of the Lord.'
2Our feet are standing
Within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
3Jerusalem, that art builded
As a city that is compact together;
4Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the Lord,
As a testimony unto Israel,
To give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
5For there were set thrones for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;
May they prosper that love thee.
7Peace be within thy walls,
And prosperity within thy palaces.
8For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now say: 'Peace be within thee.'
9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God
I will seek thy good.

123 A Song of Ascents.

Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes,
O Thou that art enthroned in the heavens.
2Behold, as the eyes of servants unto the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress;
So our eyes look unto the Lord our God,
Until He be gracious unto us.
3Be gracious unto us, O Lord, be gracious unto us;
For we are full sated with contempt.
4Our soul is full sated