Psalm 120:2
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.

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

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

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

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

NASB 1995
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

NASB 1977
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Amplified Bible
Rescue my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, And from a deceitful tongue.

Christian Standard Bible
“LORD, rescue me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.”

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Deliver my soul, O Lord, from unjust lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Contemporary English Version
"Come and save me, LORD, from deceitful liars!"

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

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

Good News Translation
Save me, LORD, from liars and deceivers.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, deliver my soul from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Literal Standard Version
O YHWH, deliver my soul from a lying lip, "" From a deceitful tongue!

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

New Heart English Bible
Deliver my soul, LORD, from lying lips, 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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
In My Distress I Cried to the LORD
1A song of ascents. In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me. 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?…

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 31:18
May lying lips be silenced--lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt.

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

Psalm 109:2
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

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

Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are detestable to the LORD, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.

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

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
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully…

Psalm 109:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; …









(2) Deliver . . .--This is the cry for help of which mention has just been made. The thought is one we have met frequently. Of all the elements of bitterness which made up the lot of Israel under foreign dominion, taunts and calumnies seem to have made the deepest wound, and left the most lasting scar. This was "the torture prolonged from age to age," under which we hear psalmist after psalmist raising his cry for deliverance.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Deliver
הַצִּ֣ילָה (haṣ·ṣî·lāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

my soul,
נַ֭פְשִׁי (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

O LORD,
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

from lying
שֶׁ֑קֶר (še·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

lips
מִשְּׂפַת־ (miś·śə·p̄aṯ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

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

tongue.
מִלָּשׁ֥וֹן (mil·lā·šō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue


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