Psalm 140:2 {139:3}
Good News Translation
They are always plotting evil, always stirring up quarrels.

Contemporary English Version
They think up evil plans and always cause trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.

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Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.

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Psalm 2:1,2 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? . . .

Psalm 21:11 For they have intended evils against thee: they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.

Psalm 36:4 He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.

Psalm 38:12 And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

Psalm 62:3 How long do you rush in upon a man? you all kill, as if you were thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence.

Psalm 64:5,6 They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said: Who shall see them? . . .

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things: but joy followeth them that take counsels of peace.

Hosea 7:6 Because they have applied their heart like an oven, when he laid snares for them: he slept all the night baking them, in the morning he himself was heated as a flaming fire.

Micah 2:1-3 Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee. . . .

Nahum 1:11 Out of thee shall come forth one that imagineth evil against the Lord, contriving treachery in his mind.

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Psalm 56:6 They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul,

Psalm 120:7 With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.

1 Samuel 23:19-24 And the Ziphites went up to Saul, in Gabaa, saying: Lo, doth not David lie hid with us in the strong holds of the wood, in mount Hachila, which is on the right hand of the desert. . . .

1 Samuel 24:11,12 Moreover, see and know, O my father, the hem of thy robe in my hand, that when I cut off the hem of thy robe, I would not put out my hand against thee. Reflect, and see, that there is no evil in my hand, nor iniquity, neither have I sinned against thee: but thou liest in wait for my life, to take it away. . . .

1 Samuel 26:1 And the men of Ziph came to Saul in Gabaa, saying: Behold David is hid in the hill of Hachila, which is over against the wilderness.

Context
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
1Unto the end, a psalm of David. [2] Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man. 2Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:14
Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.

Psalm 36:4
He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.

Psalm 52:2
All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

Psalm 56:6
They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul,

Proverbs 6:14
To such a one his destruction shall presently come, and he shall suddenly be destroyed, and shall no longer have any remedy.

Isaiah 59:4
There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.

Hosea 7:15
And I have chastised them, and strengthened their arms: and they have imagined evil against me.

Additional Translations
who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long.Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war.

Who have devised injustice in their hearts; all the day they prepared war.

Who devise mischiefs in [their] heart; every day are they banded together for war.

Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually do they gather themselves together for war.

Who imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they assembled for war.

those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.

Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they assemble for wars.
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