Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.
Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass by. A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
1 Kings 8:32
then hear in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
"Hear, our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;
Shout against her all around: she has submitted herself; her bulwarks are fallen, her walls are thrown down; for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance on her; as she has done, do to her.
Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow; encamp against her all around; let none of it escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who rewards you, as you have served us.
Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.