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Death will come like a cruel messenger to wicked people who are always stirring up trouble.
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An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.
2 Samuel 15:12 Absalom also sent for Achitophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city Gilo. And while he was offering sacrifices, there was a strong conspiracy, and the people running together increased with Absalom.
2 Samuel 16:5-9 And king David came as far as Bahurim: and behold there came out from thence a man of the kindred of the house of Saul named Semei, the son of Gera, and coming out he cursed as he went on, . . .
2 Samuel 18:15,19 Ten young men, armourbearers of Joab, ran up, and striking him slew him. . . .
2 Samuel 20:1,22 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Seba, the son of Bochri, a man of Jemini: and he sounded the trumpet, and said: We have no part in David, nor inheritance in the son of Isai: return to thy dwellings, O Israel. . . .
1 Kings 2:24,25,31,46 And now, as the Lord liveth, who hath established me, and placed me upon the throne of David, my father, and who hath made me a house, as he promised, Adonias shall be put to death this day. . . .
Matthew 21:41 They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen that shall render him the fruit in due season.
Matthew 22:7 But when the king had heard of it, he was angry: and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burnt their city.
Luke 19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.
ContextBetter a Dry Morsel in Quietness
…10A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool. 11An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.12It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly.…
Additional TranslationsAn evil man seeks only rebellion; so a cruel messenger will be sent against him.An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Every bad man stirs up strifes: but the Lord will send out against him an unmerciful messenger.
An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.
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