In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
&) A Song of degrees. Bp. Patrick and others suppose this Psalm to have been composed by David, when the calumnies of Doeg and others forced him to flee his country.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
from lying lips
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
What shall, etc
or, What shall the deceitful tongue give unto thee? or, What shall it profit thee?
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
or, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty man, with coals of juniper.
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
or, a man of peace.