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.


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