All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt.
2 Peter 3:16
Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those [epistles of Paul] that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as [they distort and misinterpret] the rest of the Scriptures.
Consider the work of God: who can make straight what He has made crooked?
He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.
And said, You master in every form of deception and recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness, you son of the devil, you enemy of everything that is upright and good, will you never stop perverting and making crooked the straight paths of the Lord and plotting against His saving purposes?
Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor and reject justice and pervert all equity,
The way of peace they know not, and there is no justice or right in their goings. They have made them into crooked paths; whoever goes in them does not know peace.
But they turned back and dealt unfaithfully and treacherously like their fathers; they were twisted like a warped and deceitful bow [that will not respond to the archer's aim].
And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.
You shall make for the breastplate chains of pure gold twisted like cords.