“Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.