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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Swallow [them] up, Lord; divide their tongue: 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Destroy, O lord - Swallow them up - confound them.

Divide their tongues - Let his counsellors give opposite advice. Let them never agree, and let their devices be confounded. And the prayer was heard. Hushai and Ahithophel gave opposite counsel. Absalom followed that of Hushai; and Ahithophel, knowing that the steps advised by Hushai would bring Absalom's affairs to ruin, went and hanged himself. See 2 Samuel 15, 16, and 17.

Violence and strife in the city - They have been concerting violent measures; and thus are full of contention.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 may not understand one another's speech...

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 17:1-14 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

John 7:45-53 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought him...

Acts 23:6-10 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brothers...

I have

Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her...

Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies...

Matthew 23:37,38 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Library
July 9. "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" (Ps. Lv. 22).
"Cast thy burden on the Lord" (Ps. lv. 22). Dear friends, sometimes we bring a burden to God, and we have such a groaning over it, and we seem to think God has a dreadful time, too, but in reality it does not burden Him at all. God says: It is a light thing for Me to do this for you. Your load, though heavy for you, is not heavy for Him. Christ carries the whole on one shoulder, not two shoulders. The government of the world is upon His shoulder. He is not struggling and groaning with it. His mighty
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Genesis 11:9
That is why it was called Babel --because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.

Psalm 55:10
Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.

Jeremiah 6:7
As a well pours out its water, so she pours out her wickedness. Violence and destruction resound in her; her sickness and wounds are ever before me.

Habakkuk 1:3
Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.

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