Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night;
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou only, LORD, makest me dwell in safety.
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.
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
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.