Psalm 140:2
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New International Version
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

King James Bible
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They gathered together - He and his courtiers form plots and cabals against my life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

imagine

Psalm 2:1,2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

Psalm 62:3 How long will you imagine mischief against a man? you shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall you be...

Psalm 64:5,6 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privately; they say, Who shall see them...

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Hosea 7:6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night...

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Nahum 1:11 There is one come out of you, that imagines evil against the LORD, a wicked counselor.

continually

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

Psalm 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

1 Samuel 23:19-24 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood...

1 Samuel 24:11,12 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

1 Samuel 26:1 And the Ziphites came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?

Library
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

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

Cross References
Psalm 7:14
Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.

Psalm 36:4
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.

Psalm 52:2
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.

Psalm 56:6
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.

Proverbs 6:14
who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up conflict.

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.

Hosea 7:15
I trained them and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against me.

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