The tongue

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Psalm 120

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The tongue

This psalm is usually seen as prayer for deliverance from lying enemies, and it surely does apply to that. But what if the enemy is one’s own tongue? What if, when you want to speak peace, your tongue wars against you? Use a concordance to look up “tongue” and see what wisdom you find that goes along with this psalm.

Day 246

Lord, deliver me from lying lips or any other kind of unruly tongue! It may be a small fire, but You can control it. I give it to You.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 120:7

Psalm 120


120 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty, 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.