Psalms 55:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Destroy, O Lord, and diuide their tongues: for I haue seene violence and strife in the citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Destroy, O Lord, `and' divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Send destruction on them, O Lord, make a division of tongues among them: for I have seen fighting and violent acts in the town.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(55:10) Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 55:9


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.


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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