For they planned evil against You; they conceived a mischievous plot which they are not able to perform.
They devise mischiefs in their heart; continually they gather together and stir up wars.
Drag me not away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but malice and mischief are in their hearts.
He plans wrongdoing on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject or despise evil.
How long will you set upon a man that you may slay him, all of you, like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
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.
Willful and contrary in his heart, he devises trouble, vexation, and evil continually; he lets loose discord and sows it.
He who plans to do evil will be called a mischief-maker.
The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.
Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
They also that seek and demand my life lay snares for me, and they that seek and require my hurt speak crafty and mischievous things; they meditate treachery and deceit all the day long.
Thus says the Lord God: At the same time thoughts shall come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
There is one gone forth out of you [O Nineveh] who plots evil against the Lord, a villainous counselor [the king of Assyria, who counsels for wickedness and worthlessness].
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.
The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth.
The lips and thoughts of my assailants are against me all day long.
You have heard their reproach and revilings, O Lord, and all their devices against me -- "
The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who devise evil, but for the counselors of peace there is joy.
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.
For they have made ready their heart, and their mind burns [with intrigue] like an oven while they lie in wait. Their anger smolders all night; in the morning it blazes forth as a flaming fire.
Although I have chastened them and trained and strengthened their arms, yet they think and devise evil against Me.
And oppress not the widow or the fatherless, the temporary resident or the poor, and let none of you devise or imagine or think evil against his brother in your heart.
And let none of you think or imagine or devise evil or injury in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, says the Lord.
A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him.
Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel and carry out a plan, but not Mine, and who make a league and pour out a drink offering, but not of My Spirit, thus adding sin to sin;
Then [the Spirit] said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give wicked counsel in this city,
Without warning and stealthily he shall come into the most productive places of a province or among the richest men of a province [of Egypt], and he shall do that which his fathers have not done nor his fathers' fathers; he shall distribute among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds -- "but only for a time [the period decreed by God].
And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South [Egypt] with a great army; and the king of the South shall wage war with an exceedingly great and mighty army, but he shall not stand, for schemes shall be devised against [the king of the South].
Because Syria, Ephraim [Israel], and the son of Remaliah have purposed evil against you [Judah], saying,