Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Lord, confuse and confound their speech,
for I see violence and strife in the city;

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

International Standard Version

Confound them, Lord, and confuse their speech, because I have seen violence and strife in the city.

A Conservative Version

Destroy, O LORD, divide their tongue, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

American Standard Version

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Amplified


Confuse [my enemies], O Lord, divide their tongues [destroying their schemes],
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Bible in Basic English

Send destruction on them, O Lord, make a division of tongues among them: for I have seen fighting and violent acts in the town.

Darby Translation

Swallow them up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Julia Smith Translation

Swallow up, O Jehovah, divide their tongue: for I saw violence and strife in the city.

King James 2000

Destroy, O Lord, and confuse their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Confuse, O Lord; divide their speech, because I see violence and strife in the city.

Modern King James verseion

Swallow up, O Jehovah, and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and fighting in the city.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Destroy their tongues, O LORD, and divide them; for I see unrighteousness and strife in the city.

NET Bible

Confuse them, O Lord! Frustrate their plans! For I see violence and conflict in the city.

New Heart English Bible

Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

The Emphasized Bible

Confuse, O My Lord, divide their speech, For I have seen violence and contention in the city;

Webster

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Betrayal By A Friend

8 I would hurry to my shelter
from the raging wind and the storm.”
9 Lord, confuse and confound their speech,
for I see violence and strife in the city;
10 day and night they make the rounds on its walls.
Crime and trouble are within it;


Cross References

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well gushes out its water,
so she pours out her evil.
Violence and destruction resound in her.
Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

Genesis 11:7-9

Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

2 Samuel 15:31

Then someone reported to David: “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”

Lord,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”

2 Samuel 17:1-14

Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose 12,000 men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.

Jeremiah 23:14

Among the prophets of Jerusalem also
I saw a horrible thing:
They commit adultery and walk in lies.
They strengthen the hands of evildoers,
and none turns his back on evil.
They are all like Sodom to Me;
Jerusalem’s residents are like Gomorrah.

Matthew 23:37-38

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!

John 7:45-53

Then the temple police came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why haven’t you brought Him?”

Acts 23:6-10

When Paul realized that one part of them were Sadducees and the other part were Pharisees, he cried out in the Sanhedrin, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees! I am being judged because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead!”

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