Compare Translations for Psalm 120:3

Psalm 120:3 ASV
What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, Thou deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 BBE
What punishment will he give you? what more will he do to you, you false tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 CEB
What more will be given to you, what more will be done to you, you dishonest tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 CJB
What has he in store for you, deceitful tongue? What more will he do to you?
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Psalm 120:3 RHE
(119-3) What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to a deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 ESV
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 GW
You deceitful tongue, what can the LORD give you? What more can he do for you?
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Psalm 120:3 GNT
You liars, what will God do to you? How will he punish you?
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Psalm 120:3 HNV
What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, You deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 CSB
What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 KJV
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 LEB
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 NAS
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 NCV
You who plan evil, what will God do to you? How will he punish you?
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Psalm 120:3 NIRV
What will the LORD do to you, you lying tongue? And what more will he do?
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Psalm 120:3 NIV
What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 NKJV
What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 NLT
O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment?
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Psalm 120:3 NRS
What shall be given to you? And what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 RSV
What shall be given to you? And what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 DBY
What shall be given unto thee, what shall be added unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 MSG
Do you know what's next, can you see what's coming, all you barefaced liars?
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Psalm 120:3 WBT
What shall be given to thee? or what shall be done to thee, thou false tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 TMB
What shall be given unto thee, or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 TNIV
What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 WEB
What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, You deceitful tongue?
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Psalm 120:3 WYC
What shall be given to thee, either what shall be laid to thee; to a guileful tongue? (What shall be given to thee; that is, how shall he punish thee, O deceitful tongue?)
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Psalm 120:3 YLT
What doth He give to thee? And what doth He add to thee? O deceitful tongue!
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Psalms 120 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 120

The psalmist prays to God to deliver him from false and malicious tongues. (1-4) He complains of wicked neighbours. (5-7)

Verses 1-4 The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. May every good man be delivered from lying lips. They forged false charges against him. In this distress, he sought God by fervent prayer. God can bridle their tongues. He obtained a gracious answer to this prayer. Surely sinners durst not act as they do, if they knew, and would be persuaded to think, what will be in the end thereof. The terrors of the Lord are his arrows; and his wrath is compared to burning coals of juniper, which have a fierce heat, and keep fire very long. This is the portion of the false tongue; for all that love and make a lie, shall have their portion in the lake that burns eternally.

Verses 5-7 It is very grievous to a good man, to be cast into, and kept in the company of the wicked, from whom he hopes to be for ever separated. See here the character of a good man; he is for living peaceably with all men. And let us follow David as he prefigured Christ; in our distress let us cry unto the Lord, and he will hear us. Let us follow after peace and holiness, striving to overcome evil with good.

Psalms 120 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 120

Psalms 120:1-7 . This is the first of fifteen Psalms (Psalms 120-134) entitled "A Song of Degrees" ( Psalms 121:1 --literally, "A song for the degrees"), or ascents. It seems most probable they were designed for the use of the people when going up (compare 1 Kings 12:27 1 Kings 12:28 ) to Jerusalem on the festival occasions ( Deuteronomy 16:16 ), three times a year. David appears as the author of four, Solomon of one ( Psalms 127:1 ), and the other ten are anonymous, probably composed after the captivity. In this Psalm the writer acknowledges God's mercy, prays for relief from a malicious foe, whose punishment he anticipates, and then repeats his complaint.

2, 3. Slander and deceit charged on his foes implies his innocence.
tongue--as in Psalms 52:2 Psalms 52:4 .

4. Sharp arrows of the mighty--destructive inflictions.
coals of juniper--which retain heat long. This verse may be read as a description of the wicked, but better as their punishment, in reply to the question of Psalms 120:3 .

5. A residence in these remote lands pictures his miserable condition.

6, 7. While those who surrounded him were maliciously hostile, he was disposed to peace. This Psalm may well begin such a series as this, as a contrast to the promised joys of God's worship.