Psalms 55:15

“Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let death seaze vpon them, and let them goe downe quicke into hell: for wickednes is in their dwellings, and among them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let the hand of death come on them suddenly, and let them go down living into the underworld; because evil is in their houses and in their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

Let death seize upon them, let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwellings, in their midst.
- Darby Bible

Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
- Webster's Bible

Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
- World English Bible

Desolations [are] upon them, They go down [to] Sheol -- alive, For wickedness [is] in their dwelling, in their midst.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(55:16) May He incite death against them, let them go down alive into the nether-world; for evil is in their dwelling, and within them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 55:15


55:15 Them - All such as pretend to religion, and have manifestly apostatized both from the profession and practice of it. The grave - Cut off by a sudden and violent death. Among them - Heb. in their inwards. Wickedness is deeply rooted in their hearts.


Discussion for Psalms 55

  • Andrea
    Thank God for his comforting words.
  • Jewels
    Thank You so very much for your words of wisdom!!!!
  • Librarygal143
    Dear God, please hear my prayer and heal my family. We have a lot of work to do this, but we can't do it without you. Thank you for listening, Father, in Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.
  • David Davies
    V17. I am hugely encouraged by today's 6 07 17 verse of the day. Psalm 55 v17, we don't have to get depressed or worried, we can just take it to the in pray. Anytime and anyplace and he Will hear us. God promises that He will never turn away our prays. What a wonderful promise.
  • BSP
    We can pray to Jehovah God all day and no matter what time of day.
  • LadyA
    Lord God Thank you for your Grace

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