So they will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake the head.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
But the righteous will escape from trouble.
All who see me sneer at me;
They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”
The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;
And your own lips testify against you.
When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before You.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach,
Especially to my neighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
The righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh at him, saying,
On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be caught in their pride,
And on account of curses and lies which they utter.
“As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.
To make their land a desolation,
An object of perpetual hissing;
Everyone who passes by it will be astonished
And shake his head.
Now was not Israel a laughingstock to you? Or was he caught among thieves? For each time you speak about him you shake your head in scorn.
“And it will come about that all who see you
Will shrink from you and say,
‘Nineveh is devastated!
Who will grieve for her?’
Where will I seek comforters for you?”
They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”
He *said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;
standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’