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Psalms 55:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wickedness [is] in the midst of it: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Engulfing ruin, is in her midst, And there depart not from her broadway, oppression and deceit.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Mischiefs [are] in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And injustice. And usury and deceit have not departed from its streets.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wickednesse [is] in the midst thereof: deceite and guile depart not from her streets.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and usury and craft have not failed from its streets.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wickedness 1942
{1942} Prime
From H1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication of falling); desire; also ruin.
[is] in the midst 7130
{7130} Prime
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
thereof: deceit 8496
{8496} Prime
(The second form used in Psalms 72:14); from the same base as H8432 (in the sense of cutting to pieces); oppression.
and guile 4820
{4820} Prime
From H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
depart 4185
{4185} Prime
A primitive root (perhaps rather the same as H4184 through the idea of receding by contact); to withdraw (both literally and figuratively, whether intransitively or transitively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
from x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
her streets. 7339
{7339} Prime
From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 55:10-11.

Psalms 55:11

_ _ Wickedness — literally, “Mischief,” evils resulting from others (Psalms 5:9; Psalms 52:2, Psalms 52:7).

_ _ streets — or literally, “wide places,” markets, courts of justice, and any public place.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 55:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 55:11

Streets — The places of buying and selling, and of public commerce.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Ezekiel 22:1-12 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, ... In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
Acts 7:51-52 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye. ... Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:


Psalms 109:2-3 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. ... They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths.
Jeremiah 5:26-27 For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. ... As a cage is full of birds, so [are] their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
Jeremiah 9:3-5 And they bend their tongues [like] their bow [for] lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. ... And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, [and] weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].
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