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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 55:11

 

 

Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

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.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-55.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Wickedness is in the midst thereof,.... All manner of wickedness; abominable wickedness; wickedness as arrived to its highest pitch, and as having filled up its measure; see Ezekiel 9:4;

deceit and guile depart not from her streets; where truth was fallen, and equity could not enter, Isaiah 59:14; for these are contrary the one to the other, and are incompatible; where the one prevails, the other must give way. This whole account shows the aboundings of sin in Jerusalem at this time, and that it was openly and publicly committed, and contains so many reasons of the imprecations in Psalm 55:9.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-55.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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

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


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-55.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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

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


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-55.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 55:11 Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Ver. 11. Wickedness is in the midst thereof] As if it were no longer, as once, Theopolis, but Poneropolls, for all kind of naughtiness there.

Deceit and guile depart not from her streets] The Vulgate hath it, Usura et dolus, Usury and guile; and Theodoret’s note here is, Notandum est, non mode Novi Testamenti perfectionem, sed Legis statum faenus damnare, that usury is condemned in both Old and New Testament.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-55.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 55:11. Wickedness is in the midst thereof The deepest corruptions and distresses are within it.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-55.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The places of buying and selling, and of public and common conversation. So their sins were both universal and impudent.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-55.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11. Wickedness… deceit and guile—Rampant lust, perfidy, and craft everywhere prevailed.

Depart not from her streets—It is better to understand רחב, (rehhob,) here translated street, to signify market place, open space, public square, or broad way before the gates, where courts were held, as in 2 Chronicles 32:6; Ezra 10:9; Nehemiah 8:1; Nehemiah 8:3; Nehemiah 8:16. In Jeremiah 5:1, it is translated broad places; in our English Bible, and in Nehemiah 2:4, broad ways. In these open courts of the city, where justice was usually dispensed, wickedness, extortion, and deceit, prevailed. Compare Psalms 9:14


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-55.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

To me. This is almost a repetition of ver. 5. (Calmet) --- Elohim and Jehova are mentioned (Haydock) as "the power and eternity" of God gave David the greatest confidence.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-55.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Wickedness = pravities (plural) Hebrew. havah = cupidity.

Deceit = Oppression, or violence.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-55.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

Wickedness is in the midst thereof in contrast to deceit and guile depart not from her streets Wickedness is in the midst thereof - in contrast to deceit and guile depart not from her streets ( meer


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-55.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-55.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
Wickedness
Ezekiel 22:1-12; Acts 7:51,52
deceit
109:2,3; Isaiah 59:7; Jeremiah 5:26,27; 9:3-5; Matthew 26:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 55:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-55.html.

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