He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
“According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity
And those who sow trouble harvest it.
The arrogant have dug pits for me,
Men who are not in accord with Your law.
He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
“You would even cast lots for the orphans
And barter over your friend.
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted;
Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
That You may grant him relief from the days of adversity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
“As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I pass by safely.
His own iniquities will capture the wicked,
And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
Should good be repaid with evil?
For they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
To speak good on their behalf,
So as to turn away Your wrath from them.