But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless.
For look, the wicked string the bow; they put the arrow on the bowstring to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
Even on his bed he makes malicious plans. He sets himself on a path that is not good and does not reject evil.
Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.
Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city;
day and night they make the rounds on its walls. Crime and trouble are within it;
destruction is inside it; oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace.
because their feet run toward trouble and they hurry to commit murder.
For they can't sleep unless they have done what is evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.
Woe to those who dream up wickedness and prepare evil [plans] on their beds! At morning light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.
They covet fields and seize them; they also take houses. They deprive a man of his home, a person of his inheritance.
Therefore, the LORD says: I am now planning a disaster against this nation; you cannot free your necks from it. Then you will not walk so proudly because it will be an evil time.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him.
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.
You must not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words of the righteous.
Do not deny justice or show partiality [to anyone]. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
However, his sons did not walk in his ways-- they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil--
People who [live] in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit [on a loan] and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
"Now look, I clap My hands together against the unjust gain you have made and against the blood shed among you.
For I know your crimes are many and your sins innumerable. They oppress the righteous, take a bribe, and deprive the poor of justice at the gates.
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil: the official and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful man communicates his evil desire, they plot it together.