God, arrogant men rise up against me, while a company of ruthless individuals want to kill me. They do not have regard for you.
But as for those who seek to destroy me, they will go down to the depths of the earth;
May those who seek to kill me be publicly humiliated. May those who take pleasure in my harm be turned back in humiliation.
The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.
1 Samuel 20:1
David fled from Naioth in Ramah. He came to Jonathan and said, "What have I done? What is my crime, and how have I wronged your father so that he's determined to kill me?
"Lord, they have killed your prophets and demolished your altars. I am the only one left, and they are trying to take my life."
I have heard the slander of many; it is like terror all around me, as they conspire together and plot to take my life.
But you, LORD, know all their plots to kill me. Don't forgive their iniquity, and don't erase their sin from your sight. Let them stumble before you. When it's time for you to be angry, act against them!
For the arrogant have arisen against me; oppressors have sought to take my life. They do not keep God in mind! Interlude
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.
2 Samuel 21:5
They told the king, "The man who consumed us, who planned our destruction intending to leave us with nothing in the territory of Israel
2 Samuel 16:11
So David ordered Abishai and all of his staff: "Look! My own son wants to kill me! How much more now is this descendant of Benjamin? Leave him alone and let him go on cursing, because the LORD has ordered him to do this.
Let those who seek my life be ashamed and disgraced; let those who plot evil against me be driven back and confounded.
May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.
The man replied, "Who appointed you to be an official judge over us? Are you planning to kill me like you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became terrified and told himself, "Certainly this event has become known!"
You don't want to kill me like you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?'
1 Samuel 22:23
Stay with me, and don't be afraid because the one who seeks my life, seeks your life. Indeed, you will be safe with me."
Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?