Psalm 120:3
New International Version
What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?

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

English Standard Version
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?

Berean Study Bible
What will He do to you, and what will be added to you, O deceitful tongue?

King James Bible
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

New King James Version
What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue?

New American Standard Bible
What will He give to you, and what more will He do to you, You deceitful tongue?

NASB 1995
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?

NASB 1977
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?

Amplified Bible
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?—

Christian Standard Bible
What will he give you, and what will he do to you, you deceitful tongue?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What will He give you, and what will He do to you, you deceitful tongue?

American Standard Version
What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, Thou deceitful tongue?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What should be given to thee, and what should be added to thee, for thy crafty tongue?

Contemporary English Version
What punishment is fitting for you deceitful liars?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to a deceitful tongue.

English Revised Version
What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Good News Translation
You liars, what will God do to you? How will he punish you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You deceitful tongue, what can the LORD give you? What more can he do for you?

International Standard Version
What will be given to you, and what will be done to you, you treacherous tongue?

JPS Tanakh 1917
What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, Thou deceitful tongue?

Literal Standard Version
What does He give to you? And what does He add to you? O deceitful tongue!

NET Bible
How will he severely punish you, you deceptive talker?

New Heart English Bible
What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?

World English Bible
What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?

Young's Literal Translation
What doth He give to thee? And what doth He add to thee? O deceitful tongue!

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
In My Distress I Cried to the LORD
2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and a deceitful tongue. 3What will He do to you, and what will be added to you, O deceitful tongue? 4Sharp arrows will come from the warrior, with burning coals of the broom tree!…

Cross References
James 3:6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of wickedness among the parts of the body. It pollutes the whole person, sets the course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Psalm 52:4
You love every word that devours, O deceitful tongue.

Zephaniah 3:13
The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or speak lies, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. But they will feed and lie down, with no one to make them tremble."


Treasury of Scripture

What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue?

what shall, etc.

Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Romans 6:21
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

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(3) What shall . . .?--Literally, What will he give to thee, and what will he add to thee, deceitful tongue? where it is better, as in the Authorised Version, to take the subject as indefinite, and so render by the passive. Thus we get in substance the following question: "What more can be added to thee (i.e., in the way of epithet), besides lying and false, thou deceitful tongue?" the answer is given by suggesting the usual metaphors of malicious speech, "the warrior's sharpened arrows" (Jeremiah 9:8; Psalm 57:4); "fire" (James 3:6). Only here both images are elaborated. For the Hebrew word give with the sense of comparison, see 1Samuel 1:16, "Count (Heb., give) not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial." Gesenius compares the use of the Greek ???????, instead of ????????. So, too, the word "add" has a similar sense (1Kings 10:7; see margin).

Verse 3. - What shall be given unto thee? rather, what shall he (i.e. God) give to thee? Or, in other words - What punishment will God inflict on thee for thy false speaking? Or what shall be done unto thee? literally, or what shall he add to thee? Compare the common phrase, "God do so unto me, and more also" (1 Samuel 3:17; 1 Samuel 14:44). Thou false tongue. The "false tongue" is apostrophized, as if it were a living person.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will He do to you,
יִּתֵּ֣ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

and what
וּמַה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will be added
יֹּסִ֥יף (yō·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

to you,
לָ֗ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O deceitful
רְמִיָּֽה׃ (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7423: Remissness, treachery

tongue?
לָשׁ֥וֹן (lā·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue


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