Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright behavior.
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD.
Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows upon your strings toward their face.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way in which I walked have they secretly laid a snare for me.
1 Samuel 18:21
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Therefore Saul said to David a second time, you shall this day be my son-in-law.
1 Samuel 23:9
And David knew that Saul secretly plotted evil against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
My defense is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.