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.
[To the Chief Musician upon sheminith. A Psalm of David.] Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.
The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
If they say, Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause:
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
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 quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.
1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not, know you and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against you; yet you hunt my soul to take it.
1 Samuel 26:20
Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one does hunt a partridge in the mountains.
They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dug a pit before me, into the midst of which they are fallen themselves. Selah.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall catch them; and afterward will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
They hunt our steps, so that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end has come.
They take up all of them with the hook, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragnet: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray you, where your great strength lies, and with what you might be bound to afflict you.
And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the slain.
Why do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold trouble? for plundering and violence are before me: and there are those that raise up strife and contention.
And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.