For they planned evil against You; they conceived a mischievous plot which they are not able to perform.
Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked plot and device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
But they will say, That is in vain! For we will walk after our own devices, and we will each do as the stubbornness of his own evil heart dictates.
He plans wrongdoing on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject or despise evil.
Willful and contrary in his heart, he devises trouble, vexation, and evil continually; he lets loose discord and sows it.
Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good.
He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips [as if in concealment] brings evil to pass.
He who plans to do evil will be called a mischief-maker.
The instruments and methods of the fraudulent and greedy [for gain] are evil; he devises wicked devices to ruin the poor and the lowly with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is just and right.
Then [the Spirit] said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give wicked counsel in this city,
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work out evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they perform and practice it because it is in their power.
But when Esther brought the matter before the king, he commanded in writing that Haman's wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth.
The wicked in pride and arrogance hotly pursue and persecute the poor; let them be taken in the schemes which they have devised.
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect.
A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked devices He condemns.