ascent |əˈsɛnt|noun [ usu. in sing. ]
1 a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.
• an upward slope or path that one may walk or climb.
2 an instance of rising or moving up through the air.
• a rise to a higher social or professional rank.
A Cry for Truth and Peace
A song of ascents.
1 In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me.
2 “Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”
3 What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue?
4 A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal!
5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!
6 I have lived too long
with those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace; but when I speak,
they are for war.