9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.
When a nation strays from God internal problems will come, violence, conflict, wickedness, threats, and cheating. Corruption runs rampant. A nation that strays looks to defend itself and tries to convince the people that everything is good. It is not good if you are not following God. The sinful world will fall into their sin and cause their own troubles. Be in God’s remnant who stay faithful and obedient to God.