Psalm 120:2
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New International Version
Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

New Living Translation
Rescue me, O LORD, from liars and from all deceitful people.

English Standard Version
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

New American Standard Bible
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

King James Bible
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue."

International Standard Version
"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

NET Bible
I said, "O LORD, rescue me from those who lie with their lips and those who deceive with their tongue.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And, Lord Jehovah, save my soul from the lips of the evil and from the deceitful tongue!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, rescue me from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.

King James 2000 Bible
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

American King James Version
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

American Standard Version
Deliver my soul, O Jehovah, from lying lips, And from a deceitful tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue.

English Revised Version
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

World English Bible
Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, deliver my soul from a lying lip, From a deceitful tongue!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips. Such as Sanballat's (Nehemiah 6:6 - 8). And from a deceitful tongue; literally, a tongue that is fraud - a mere variant of the expression in the preceding clause.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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, Psalm 31:20. Such were the lips and tongues of Doeg the Edomite, Psalm 52:2, 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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2, 3. Slander and deceit charged on his foes implies his innocence.

tongue—as in Ps 52:2, 4.

Psalm 120:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
In My Distress, I Cried to the Lord
1A Song of Ascents. In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me. 2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue. 3What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?…
Cross References
James 3:6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Psalm 31:18
Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

Psalm 52:4
You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!

Psalm 109:2
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:22
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Zephaniah 3:13
They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
Treasury of Scripture

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

from lying lips

Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Psalm 52:2-4 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully…

Psalm 109:1,2 Hold not your peace, O God of my praise…

Psalm 140:1-3 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man…

Matthew 26:59-62 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false …

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