Psalm 55:10
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New American Standard Bible
Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.

King James Bible
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

Darby Bible Translation
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; and iniquity and mischief are in the midst of it.

World English Bible
Day and night they prowl around on its walls. Malice and abuse are also within her.

Young's Literal Translation
By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness are in its midst,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Day and night they go about it, upon the walls thereof - That is, continually. The word "they" in this place probably refers to the violence and strife mentioned in the preceding verse. They are here personified, and they seem to surround the city; to be everywhere moving, even on the very walls. They are like a besieging army. Inside and outside; in the midst of the city and on the walls, there was nothing but violence and strife - conspiracy, rebellion, and crime.

Mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it - Crime abounded, and the result was anguish or sorrow. This language would well describe the scenes when Absalom rebelled; when the city was filled with conspirators and rebels; and when crime and anguish seemed to prevail in every part of it.

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The Arrest
Our study of the closing scenes of the life of our Lord begins at the point where He fell into the hands of the representatives of justice; and this took place at the gate of Gethsemane and at the midnight hour. On the eastern side of Jerusalem, the ground slopes downwards to the bed of the Brook Kedron; and on the further side of the stream rises the Mount of Olives. The side of the hill was laid out in gardens or orchards belonging to the inhabitants of the city; and Gethsemane was one of these.
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 12:8
The wicked strut about on every side When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Psalm 55:9
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalm 55:11
Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.

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