'Mischief' in the Bible
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest mischief may befall him.
But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.
And if ye take this one also from me, and mischief should befall him, ye will bring down my grey hairs with misery to Sheol.
And if men strive together, and strike a woman with child, so that she be delivered, and no mischief happen, he shall in any case be fined, according as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and shall give it as the judges estimate.
But if mischief happen, then thou shalt give life for life,
And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord burn! thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
and Jehovah will separate him for mischief out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.
For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and will turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and mischief will befall you at the end of days; because ye do evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
And Samson said to them, "This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines, when I do them mischief."
And when David knew that Saul devised mischief against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod.
And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
And the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeks mischief; for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.
that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, Come, let us meet together in the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
And Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device which he had devised against the Jews.
Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.
They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood:
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbours, and mischief is in their heart.
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; and iniquity and mischief are in the midst of it.
Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law?
They have drawn nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.
deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords.
a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
There shall no evil happen to a righteous man; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
But evil shall come upon thee thou shalt not know from whence it riseth; and mischief shall fall upon thee, which thou shalt not be able to ward off; and desolation that thou suspectest not shall come upon thee suddenly.
none calleth for justice, none pleadeth in truthfulness. They trust in vanity, and speak falsehood; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; and they shall seek a vision from a prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.
And both these kings' hearts shall meditate mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper; for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
I have indeed trained, I have strengthened their arms, but they imagine mischief against me.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a man more righteous than he?