What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? "Commentary on Psalms 120:3". "Commentary on Psalms 120:3". He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. Like the pilgrim on the path the psalm can turn on a dime. (3) What shall . These psalms may have been sung by pilgrims ascending the road to Jerusalem (which was on a mountain) for the three great festivals: Passover, the Feast of Weeks (which we know as Pentecost), and the Feast of Tabernacles. BibliographyClarke, Adam. What shall be given unto thee? So, too, the word “add” has a similar sense (1 Kings 10:7; see margin). Psalms 113-118 make up the Hallel, which is recited on various holidays. Verses from Psalms 34 and 99 accompany the procession for taking t… 120:0 This is the 120 th Psalm of the Psalter, the 20 th of the third part, and the first of the Gradual Psalms. 120:3 The psalmist addresses his opponents directly. Psalm 123 is the fourth psalm in the collection of psalms held together by the common designation “of Ascents” in their titles (Psalms 120-134). Psalm 120:3: What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? In Psalm 123 we look above the hills to the LORD in heaven. 3 What shall be given to you, BibliographyTrapp, John. Thou art not like the maid whom Avicen speaketh of, who feeding herself with poison, was herself healthy, yet infected others with her venomous breath; but rather like the traitor of whom Augustus said, I like the treason, but hate the traitor. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". What must be expected to follow from it? "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". These psalms were probably collected for use during pilgrimage to Jerusalem or to promote such pilgrimage. Hence, as in the margin of our Bibles, the psalm assumes the dramatic form, and represents his fellow worshippers as asking the complainer: What evil, O servant of God, can the false tongue give to thee! Study Psalm 120 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. it shall increase thy sorrows and distress: or rather, what gain, profit, and advantage, shall the deceitful tongue get to itself by its lies and deceit? Psalm 120:3-4 The sojourner’s song is poetically terse and swift in transition. or what shall be done to you, you false tongue? Many have read in the second person, both in the Hebrew and Septuagint, "Suffer not thy," &c. (Aquila; St. Augustine, &c.) (Calmet). INTRODUCTION TO SONGS OF ASCENTS. . 1999. (7) I am for peace. He applies himself severally to the consciences of every one of them. 120 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. III. Psalm 120.3–4 | Sharp Arrows for Your Oppressors 3 What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue? 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. "Commentary on Psalms 120:3". 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; Psalms 57:4); “fire” (James 3:6). Adam Clarke Commentary Psalms 120 Adam Clarke: Introduction The psalmist, in great distress, calls on the Lord for deliverance from calumny and defamation, Psalm 120:1, Psalm 120:2; shows the punishment that awaits his persecutor, Psalm 120:3, Psalm 120:4; deplores the necessity of his residence with the ungodly, Psalm 120:5-7. Sharp arrows with coals of juniper.--A figurative intimation of the punishment in reserve for slanderers. The sense may be this, It is true, thou dost me some mischief; but what benefit dost thou get by it, if all thy accounts be cast up? That is, what shall the deceitful tongue give unto thee, O my soul? I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-120.html. חִצֵּי גִבּוֹר שְׁנוּנִים עִם גַּחֲלֵי רְתָמִים 120:4 chiTZ y giB r sh'n niym im Gach l y r't miym 1865-1868. They also do no iniquity. 1874-1909. From addressing the Lord the Psalmist turns to the slanderers. for the end of those things is death. Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Verse 1. Psalm 120A song of ascents. 120:3 The psalmist addresses his opponents directly. Or to thee, to anyone that hears and reads this psalm? q.d. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. What shall be given to you? We should desire our Christian friends, when they have any good work in hand, to call for us, and take us with them. Ps. or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. This he seemeth to say to Doeg, who is here called a false fellow and a liar, though he spake but the truth against the Lord’s priests, because not for any love to the truth, nor for respect of justice, nor of the bettering either of Saul or the priests, but only to prejudice these and to incense the other. What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? What punishment will not he inflict upon thee, who hates lying lips? In Exodus, Israelite males are commanded to “see the face of the Lord YHWH” three times a year (Exodus 23:17), for the festivals of Passover and Unleavened Bread in early spring; … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 121" He asserts that YHWH will give them what they deserve (AB, p. 196; UBS Handbook, p. 1048). What shall be given unto thee? I call on the Lord in my distress,and he answers me. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-120.html. Or, "what shall it give unto thee? Whereby are feet moved; whereby was the foot of him who was in Paradise moved? Psalm 120. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 1832. Journeys can involve challenging or even frightening destinations as well as eagerly anticipated returns home. The imperative identifies the verse as containing the content of the prayer offered. - literally, 'What shall (He, the Lord) give unto thee? Psalm 123 is the fourth psalm in the collection of psalms held together by the common designation “of Ascents” in their titles (Psalms 120-134).1 These psalms were probably collected for use during pilgrimage to Jerusalem or to promote such pilgrimage.