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

  • Brianna vs. 22
    Since we are living in Satan's system ( 1 john 5:19) we HAVE TO rely on Jehovah. We will have burdens in this life, and if we don't share that burden with God, we will be crushed by them. Growing a relationship with God is not an option. We have to do so to truly enjoy life.
  • Sylvia Linton
    Lord, you are awesome
  • Claudina
    We should place every worry and challenge upon our lord, and he will take care of it all. However we do not have to question the results because what he does is holistic
  • Lilian
    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee He shall never suffer the Righteousness to be moved. Thank you Jesus i will handover everything in to your hands Jesus for thy yoke is easy and my burden is light what a loving Father and powerful God we serve Amen hallelujah
  • Benny Steyn
    Our Father God is always there 24/ 7 waiting for our prayers.
  • Lens
    What a mighty God we serve. He loves, He forgives and He delivers. Oh! What a MIGHTY God we serve.

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