Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
They come back in the evening; they make a noise like a dog, and go round the town.
1 Samuel 19:11
Then in that night Saul sent men to David's house to keep watch on him so as to put him to death in the morning: and David's wife Michal said to him, If you do not go away to a safe place tonight you will be put to death in the morning.
2 Samuel 17:1
Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me take out twelve thousand men and this very night I will go after David:
For they have made their hearts ready like an oven, while they are waiting secretly; their wrath is sleeping all night; in the morning it is burning like a flaming fire.
A curse on the designers of evil, working on their beds! in the morning light they do it, because it is in their power.
So Judas, getting a band of armed men and police from the chief priests and Pharisees, went there with lights and with arms.
But Saul got knowledge of their design. And they kept watch day and night on the roads out of the town, so that they might put him to death:
2 Samuel 16:21
And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's women who are here looking after his house; then all Israel will have the news that you are hated by your father, and the hands of your supporters will be strong.
Their twisted threads will not make clothing, and their works will give them nothing for covering themselves: their works are works of sin, and violent acts are in their hands.
The Lord said to him, Go through the town, through the middle of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the brows of the men who are sorrowing and crying for all the disgusting things which are done in it.
Sorrow to her who is uncontrolled and unclean, the cruel town!
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.