Should good be repaid with evil?
For they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
To speak good on their behalf,
So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
They repay me evil for good,
To the bereavement of my soul.
May an outcry be heard from their houses,
When You suddenly bring raiders upon them;
For they have dug a pit to capture me
And hidden snares for my feet.
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the Lord.
He said to David, “You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you.
“You would even cast lots for the orphans
And barter over your friend.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
The wicked wait for me to destroy me;
I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
He who returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.
He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
“As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.
“Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster.
“Although our iniquities testify against us,
O Lord, act for Your name’s sake!
Truly our apostasies have been many,
We have sinned against You.
We know our wickedness, O Lord,
The iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You.
I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”
But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’