Psalms 120:2

2 Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Psalms 120:2 in Other Translations

2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
2 Rescue me, O LORD, from liars and from all deceitful people.
2 "Deliver me from the liars, God! They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth."
2 "Lord, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue."

Psalms 120:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 120:2

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, [and] from a
deceitful tongue.
] Not from such lips, and such a tongue of his own, which David abhorred; though every good man desires to be kept from speaking lies and deceit; nor from the company of those who have such lips and tongues, which he was determined should not dwell with him; but from the malignity of them, from being hurt in his character and reputation by them; God can restrain them, and prevent the ill influence of them when he pleases, ( Psalms 31:20 ) ( Isaiah 54:17 ) . Such were the lips and tongues of Doeg the Edomite, ( Psalms 52:2-4 ) , and of Saul's courtiers, who insinuated to him that David sought his hurt, ( 1 Samuel 24:9 ) ; and of the Scribes and Pharisees, that flattered Christ to his face, and reproached him to the people; and of Judas, that betrayed him with "Hail, master", ( Matthew 26:49 ) ; and of the false witnesses suborned against him; and of false teachers, deceitful workers, that lie in wait to deceive, and, by their good words and fair speeches, do deceive the hearts of the simple; and of antichrist and his followers, who, as they are given up to believe a lie, speak lies in hypocrisy; and of Satan the father of lies, and who is the old serpent, the devil, that deceives the whole world: and to be delivered from the bad effects of such lips and tongues is very desirable.

Psalms 120:2 In-Context

1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.
2 Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?
4 He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.
5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 31:18; Proverbs 12:22
  • 2. S Psalms 52:4
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