from those who lie with their lips 3
and those who deceive with their tongue. 4
120:3 How will he severely punish you,
you deceptive talker? 5
with arrowheads forged over the hot coals. 7
1 tn The words “I said” are supplied in the translation for clarification. See the introductory note for this psalm.
2 tn Or “my life.”
3 tn Heb “from a lip of falsehood.”
4 tn Heb “from a tongue of deception.”
5 tn Heb “What will he give to you, and what will he add to you, O tongue of deception?” The psalmist addresses his deceptive enemies. The
7 tn Heb “with coals of the wood of the broom plant.” The wood of the broom plant was used to make charcoal, which in turn was used to fuel the fire used to forge the arrowheads.