I call on you, my God, in my distress,
please answer me.
save me, my God from the lying lips and
deceitful tongues of the willful, who surround me.
Their lying is not helpful,
their deception is unkind,
Make them listen,
their unfaithfulness is hurtful.
pierce their hearts with tenderness,
burn their souls with truthfulness.
In the meantime, woe is me,
I am a stranger in a strange land
I am living among those,
who savor hate
and do not yearn for peace.
I am a person of comfort and joy;
but they only pretend to listen,
and act without regard for the truth.