Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For their heart meditates oppression, and their lips talk of mischief.
in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who sows discord.
Do they not err who devise evil? But mercy and truth [are to] those who devise good.
1 Kings 2:44
The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou know all the iniquity which thy heart is privy to, what thou did to David my father. Therefore LORD shall return thy iniquity upon thine own head.
For they intended evil against thee. They conceived a device which they are not able to perform.
However he does not so reason, nor does his heart so think, but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.
And the instruments of the churl are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
Thus says lord LORD: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shall devise an evil plan.
He has gone forth out of thee, who devises evil against LORD, who counsels wickedness.
being gossips, slanderous, God-hating, aggressors, arrogant boasters, contrivers of evil things, disobedient to parents;