Psalm 55:9
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New International Version
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.

New Living Translation
Confuse them, Lord, and frustrate their plans, for I see violence and conflict in the city.

English Standard Version
Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city.

New American Standard Bible
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

King James Bible
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city;

International Standard Version
Confound them, Lord, and confuse their speech, because I have seen violence and strife in the city.

NET Bible
Confuse them, O Lord! Frustrate their plans! For I see violence and conflict in the city.

New Heart English Bible
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, drown the conversation of their tongues, for I have seen fighting and judgment in the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Completely confuse their language, O Lord, because I see violence and conflict in the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

New American Standard 1977
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
            For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

King James 2000 Bible
Destroy, O Lord, and confuse their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

American King James Version
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

American Standard Version
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city.

Darby Bible Translation
Swallow [them] up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

English Revised Version
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

World English Bible
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Young's Literal Translation
Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
55:9-15 No wickedness so distresses the believer, as that which he witnesses in those who profess to be of the church of God. Let us not be surprised at the corruptions and disorders of the church on earth, but long to see the New Jerusalem. He complains of one that had been very industrious against him. God often destroys the enemies of the church by dividing them. And an interest divided against itself cannot long stand. The true Christian must expect trials from professed friends, from those with whom he has been united; this will be very painful; but by looking unto Jesus we shall be enabled to bear it. Christ was betrayed by a companion, a disciple, an apostle, who resembled Ahithophel in his crimes and doom. Both were speedily overtaken by Divine vengeance. And this prayer is a prophecy of the utter, the everlasting ruin, of all who oppose and rebel against the Messiah.
Study Bible
Cast Your Cares on the Lord
8"I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest." 9Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city. 10Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.…
Cross References
Genesis 11:9
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Psalm 55:10
Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.

Jeremiah 6:7
"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

Habakkuk 1:3
Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; Strife exists and contention arises.
Treasury of Scripture

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

divide. That is, `Distract their counsels; and let their devices be confounded;'--and the prayer was heard

Genesis 11:7-9 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they …

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators …

2 Samuel 17:1-14 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve …

John 7:45-53 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they …

Acts 23:6-10 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the …

I have

Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: …

Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: …

Matthew 23:37,38 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

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