New Living Translation
Confuse them, Lord, and frustrate their plans, for I see violence and conflict 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
55:9 Destroy - Destroy them by dividing. Tongues - Their speech, as thou didst at Babel, Gen 11:9, their votes, and opinions, and counsels. Which was eminently done among Absalom's followers, 2Sam 17:23. Strife - Injustice and fraud, oppression and contention rule here, instead of that public justice and peace which I established. City - In Jerusalem; which in Absalom's time was a sink of all sins.
LibraryThe Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
1. Introduction, showing the necessity of proving the similarity of both dispensations in opposition to Servetus and the Anabaptists. 2. This similarity in general. Both covenants truly one, though differently administered. Three things in which they entirely agree. 3. First general similarity, or agreement--viz. that the Old Testament, equally with the New, extended its promises beyond the present life, and held out a sure hope of immortality. Reason for this resemblance. Objection answered. 4. …
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion
Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the LORD confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.
The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.
Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city.
She spouts evil like a fountain. Her streets echo with the sounds of violence and destruction. I always see her sickness and sores.
Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight.
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