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Psalm 55

Psa. 55:11 KJV (With Strong’s)

havvah (Hebrew #1942)
desire; also ruin
KJV usage: calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.
Pronounce: hav-vaw'
Origin: from 1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication, of falling)
is in the midst
qereb (Hebrew #7130)
properly, the nearest part, i.e. the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition)
KJV usage: X among, X before, bowels, X unto charge, + eat (up), X heart, X him, X in, inward (X -ly, part, -s, thought), midst, + out of, purtenance, X therein, X through, X within self.
Pronounce: keh'-reb
Origin: from 7126
thereof: deceit
tok (Hebrew #8496)
from the same base as 8432 (in the sense of cutting to pieces); oppression
KJV usage: deceit, fraud.
Pronounce: toke
Origin: or towk (Psa. 72:14) {toke}
and guile
mirmah (Hebrew #4820)
KJV usage: craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery.
Pronounce: meer-maw'
Origin: from 7411 in the sense of deceiving
muwsh (Hebrew #4185)
to withdraw (both literally and figuratively, whether intransitive or transitive)
KJV usage: cease, depart, go back, remove, take away.
Pronounce: moosh
Origin: a primitive root (perhaps rather the same as 4184 through the idea of receding by contact)
not from her streets
rchob (Hebrew #7339)
from 7337; a width, i.e. (concretely) avenue or area
KJV usage: broad place (way), street. See also 1050.
Pronounce: rekh-obe'
Origin: or rchowb {rekh-obe'}

Cross References

Ezek. 22:1‑12• 1Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt show her all her abominations.
3Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
4Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
5Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
6Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
7In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
9In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
10In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
11And one hath committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
12In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
(Ezek. 22:1‑12)
Acts 7:51‑52• 51Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
52Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
(Acts 7:51‑52)

J. N. Darby Translation

Perversitiesb are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streetsc.

JND Translation Notes

See Ps. 5.9 and Note d.
Or "open place."