The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy [it] for the old hatred;
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD.
For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped [thine] hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;
And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
[As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, [and] no man breaketh [it] unto them.
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people [is become] cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, [say they], and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, [saying], Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken [that was] the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, [now] she is laid waste:
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloke also.
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these [are things] that I hate, saith the LORD.
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
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.
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works [are] works of iniquity, and the act of violence [is] in their hands.
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: [and] he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth [shall be] to them that devise good.
[He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
[There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good [things] in possession.
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.
3 John 1:10
Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth [them] out of the church.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
1 John 4:20
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
1 John 3:15
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.
1 John 3:13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
1 John 2:11
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
1 John 2:9
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
1 Peter 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 2:1
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And unto him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not [to take thy] coat also.
Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.
And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.
And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took [him] by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: awake to help me, and behold.
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
But mine enemies [are] lively, [and] they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify [themselves] against me.
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, [and] said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen [it].
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: [neither] let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: [yea], the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew [it] not; they did tear [me], and ceased not:
He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
And if he come to see [me], he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; [when] he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my sin, O LORD.
They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen [themselves]. Selah.
My soul [is] among lions: [and] I lie [even among] them that are set on fire, [even] the sons of men, whose teeth [are] spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts [are] against me for evil.
Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow [are] in the midst of it.
Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast unto him: and [now] that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying],
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, [which] they are not able [to perform].
Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite [it] with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
2 Kings 6:22
And he answered, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
2 Kings 6:21
And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite [them]? shall I smite [them]?
Their wine [is] the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their clusters [are] bitter:
Cursed [be] he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed [be] he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue [is] mischief and vanity.
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch [which] he made.
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
O ye sons of men, how long [will ye turn] my glory into shame? [how long] will ye love vanity, [and] seek after leasing? Selah.
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Psalms 140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: [but] I will meditate in thy precepts.
As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself unto] prayer.
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they gathered together [for] war.
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison [is] under their lips. Selah.
Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him:
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
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.
Mine enemies reproach me all the day; [and] they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent [men] have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, [being] mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that] which I took not away.
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
They encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words:
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
They only consult to cast [him] down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall [shall ye be, and as] a tottering fence.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?
When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Let them be confounded [and] consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered [with] reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for [there is] none to deliver [him].
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I [was] the song of the drunkards.
They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
Related Topics and Bible Verses
adversary; accuser. When used as a proper name, the Hebrew word
so rendered has the article "the adversary" (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7).
In the New Testament it is used as interchangeable with
Diabolos, or the devil, and is so used more than thirty times.
He is also called "the dragon," "the old serpent" (Rev. 12:9;
20:2); "the prince of this world" (John 12:31; 14:30); "the
prince of the power of the air" (Eph. 2:2); "the god of this
world" (2 Cor. 4:4); "the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience" (Eph. 2:2). The distinct personality
of Satan and his activity among men are thus obviously
recognized. He tempted our Lord in the wilderness (Matt.
4:1-11). He is "Beelzebub, the prince of the devils" (12:24). He
is "the constant enemy of God, of Christ, of the divine kingdom,
of the followers of Christ, and of all truth; full of falsehood
and all malice, and exciting and seducing to evil in every
possible way." His power is very great in the world. He is a
"roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8). Men are
said to be "taken captive by him" (2 Tim. 2:26). Christians are
warned against his "devices" (2 Cor. 2:11), and called on to
"resist" him (James 4:7). Christ redeems his people from "him
that had the power of death, that is, the devil" (Heb. 2:14).
Satan has the "power of death," not as lord, but simply as
the holder or supporter, the name of several Persian kings. (1.)
Darius the Mede (Dan. 11:1), "the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed
of the Medes" (9:1). On the death of Belshazzar the Chaldean he
"received the kingdom" of Babylon as viceroy from Cyrus. During
his brief reign (B.C. 538-536) Daniel was promoted to the
highest dignity (Dan. 6:1, 2); but on account of the malice of
his enemies he was cast into the den of lions. After his
miraculous escape, a decree was issued by Darius enjoining
"reverence for the God of Daniel" (6:26). This king was probably
the "Astyages" of the Greek historians. Nothing can, however, be
with certainty affirmed regarding him. Some are of opinion that
the name "Darius" is simply a name of office, equivalent to
"governor," and that the "Gobryas" of the inscriptions was the
person intended by the name.
(2.) Darius, king of Persia, was the son of Hystaspes, of the
royal family of the Achaemenidae. He did not immediately succeed
Cyrus on the throne. There were two intermediate kings, viz.,
Cambyses (the Ahasuerus of Ezra), the son of Cyrus, who reigned
from B.C. 529-522, and was succeeded by a usurper named Smerdis,
who occupied the throne only ten months, and was succeeded by
this Darius (B.C. 521-486). Smerdis was a Margian, and therefore
had no sympathy with Cyrus and Cambyses in the manner in which
they had treated the Jews. He issued a decree prohibiting the
restoration of the temple and of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:17-22). But
soon after his death and the accession of Darius, the Jews
resumed their work, thinking that the edict of Smerdis would be
now null and void, as Darius was in known harmony with the
religious policy of Cyrus. The enemies of the Jews lost no time
in bringing the matter under the notice of Darius, who caused
search to be made for the decree of Cyrus (q.v.). It was not
found at Babylon, but at Achmetha (Ezra 6:2); and Darius
forthwith issued a new decree, giving the Jews full liberty to
prosecute their work, at the same time requiring the Syrian
satrap and his subordinates to give them all needed help. It was
with the army of this king that the Greeks fought the famous
battle of Marathon (B.C. 490). During his reign the Jews enjoyed
much peace and prosperity. He was succeeded by Ahasuerus, known
to the Greeks as Xerxes, who reigned for twenty-one years.
(3.) Darius the Persian (Neh. 12:22) was probably the Darius
II. (Ochus or Nothus) of profane history, the son of Artaxerxes
Longimanus, who was the son and successor of Ahasuerus (Xerxes).
There are some, however, who think that the king here meant was
Darius III. (Codomannus), the antagonist of Alexander the Great