Psalm 55:10
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Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Day and night they go about - This and the following verse show the state of Jerusalem at this time. Indeed, they exhibit a fair view of the state of any city in the beginning of an insurrection. The leaders are plotting continually; going about to strengthen their party, and to sow new dissensions by misrepresentation, hypocrisy, calumny, and lies.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 59:6,14,15 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city...

1 Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

2 Samuel 17:1,2 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

Hosea 7:6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night...

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

John 18:3,28 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees...

Acts 9:24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.


2 Samuel 16:21,22 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's concubines, which he has left to keep the house...

Isaiah 59:6-15 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity...

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Zephaniah 3:1-3 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!...

July 9. "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" (Ps. Lv. 22).
"Cast thy burden on the Lord" (Ps. lv. 22). Dear friends, sometimes we bring a burden to God, and we have such a groaning over it, and we seem to think God has a dreadful time, too, but in reality it does not burden Him at all. God says: It is a light thing for Me to do this for you. Your load, though heavy for you, is not heavy for Him. Christ carries the whole on one shoulder, not two shoulders. The government of the world is upon His shoulder. He is not struggling and groaning with it. His mighty
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Psalm 12:8
who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.

Psalm 55:9
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.

Psalm 55:11
Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.

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