Psalms 55 :11

Psalms 55 :11 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Wickedness is in the middle thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

King James Version (KJV)

Wickedness is in the middle thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Evil is there; cruel rule and deceit are ever in the streets.

Webster's Revision

Wickedness is in the midst of it: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

World English Bible

Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Wickedness is in the midst thereof: oppression and guile depart not from her streets.

Definitions for Psalms 55 :11

Guile - Deceit; craftiness.

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 55 :11

Barnes' Commentary on Psalms 55 :11

Wickedness is in the midst thereof - That is, the wickedness connected with rebellion and revolt.

Deceit and guile depart not from her streets - They are everywhere. They are found in every street and alley. They pervade all classes of the people. The word rendered "deceit" means rather "oppression." This was connected with "guile," or with "deceit." That is, wrong would be everywhere committed, and the perpetration of those wrongs would be connected with false representations, and false pretences - a state of things that might be expected in the unnatural rebellion under Absalom.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 55 :11

55:11 Streets - The places of buying and selling, and of public commerce.
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