New International Version
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.
King James Bible
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Darby Bible Translation
Swallow [them] up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
World English Bible
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Young's Literal Translation
Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Destroy, O lord - Swallow them up - confound them.
Divide their tongues - Let his counsellors give opposite advice. Let them never agree, and let their devices be confounded. And the prayer was heard. Hushai and Ahithophel gave opposite counsel. Absalom followed that of Hushai; and Ahithophel, knowing that the steps advised by Hushai would bring Absalom's affairs to ruin, went and hanged himself. See 2 Samuel 15, 16, and 17.
Violence and strife in the city - They have been concerting violent measures; and thus are full of contention.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
divide. That is, `Distract their counsels; and let their devices be confounded;'--and the prayer was heard
LibraryJuly 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...
That is why it was called Babel --because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.
As a well pours out its water, so she pours out her wickedness. Violence and destruction resound in her; her sickness and wounds are ever before me.
Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.
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