3 What shall be given [1] unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Other Translations of Psalm 120:3

New International Version

3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?

English Standard Version

3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?

The Message

3 Do you know what's next, can you see what's coming, all you barefaced liars?

New King James Version

3 What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue?

New Living Translation

3 O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 120:3

Commentary on Psalm 120:1-4

(Read Psalm 120:1-4)

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.