Psalm 140:2
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King James Version
Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Darby Bible Translation
Who devise mischiefs in their heart; every day are they banded together for war.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they assemble for wars.

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Geneva Study Bible

Which imagine mischiefs in their {b} heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

(b) That is, by their false accusations and lies, they kindle the hatred of the wicked against me.Psalm 140:2 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle xviii. To John, Bishop.
To John, Bishop. Gregory to John, Bishop of Constantinople [1586] . At the time when your Fraternity was advanced to Sacerdotal dignity, you remember what peace and concord of the churches you found. But, with what daring or with what swelling of pride I know not, you have attempted to seize upon a new name, whereby the hearts of all your brethren might have come to take offence. I wonder exceedingly at this, since I remember how thou wouldest fain have fled from the episcopal office rather than
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 7:14
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Psalm 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 56:6
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Proverbs 6:14
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Hosea 7:15
Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.

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