Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Send help, Lord, for mercy has come to an end; there is no more faith among the children of men.
The foolish man has said in his heart, God will not do anything. They are unclean, they have done evil works; there is not one who does good.
The upright man goes to his death, and no one gives a thought to it; and god-fearing men are taken away, and no one is troubled by it; for the upright man is taken away because of evil-doing, and goes into peace.
As it is said in the holy Writings, There is not one who does righteousness;
If they say, Come with us; let us make designs against the good, waiting secretly for the upright, without cause;
The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation.
Their feet go quickly to evil, and they take delight in the death of the upright; their thoughts are thoughts of sin; wasting and destruction are in their ways.
Their arrows give certain death, they are all men of war.
1 Samuel 24:11
And see, my father, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for the fact that I took off the skirt of your robe and did not put you to death is witness that I have no evil purpose, and I have done you no wrong, though you are waiting for my life to take it.
1 Samuel 26:20
Then do not let my blood be drained out on the earth away from the face of the Lord: for the king of Israel has come out to take my life, like one going after birds in the mountains.
They have made ready a net for my steps; my soul is bent down; they have made a great hole before me, and have gone down into it themselves. (Selah.)
For there are sinners among my people: they keep watch, like men watching for birds; they put a net and take men in it.
See, I will send for great numbers of fishermen, says the Lord, and they will take them like fish in a net; and after that, I will send for numbers of bowmen, and they will go after them, driving them from every mountain and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
They go after our steps so that we may not go in our streets: our end is near, our days are numbered; for our end has come.
He takes them all up with his hook, he takes them in his net, getting them together in his fishing-net: for which cause he is glad and full of joy.
Cursed is he who for a reward puts to death one who has done no wrong. And let all the people say, So be it.
So Delilah said to Samson, Make clear to me now what is the secret of your great strength, and how you may be put in bands and made feeble.
And the Lord said to me, There is an evil design at work among the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem.
You have made great the number of your dead in this town, you have made its streets full of dead men.
Why do you make me see evil-doing, and why are my eyes fixed on wrong? for wasting and violent acts are before me: and there is fighting and bitter argument.
And the Jews were in agreement with his statement, saying that these things were so.