Reasons to Love the Bible’s Book of Psalms, Reason 5, Dealing With Evildoers

What’s the best way to punish evildoers? Make the evildoers experience the wickedness that they had planned to inflict on others, in other words, give them a taste of their own medicine. The book of Psalms has a lot of passages where the psalmist asked God for this very thing to happen. Here are the passages I found.

Make them bear their guilt, O God, let them fall by their own counsels. 5:10

He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole which he has made. 7:15

His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own pate his violence descends. 7:16

The nations have sunk in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid has their own foot been caught. 9:15

The wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. 9:16

Let the net which they hid ensnare them; let them fall therein to ruin! 35:8

Their sword shall enter their own heart. 37:15

They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. 57:6

He loved to curse; let curses come on him! 109:17

He clothed himself with cursing as his coat, may it soak into his body like water, like oil in his bones! 109:18

May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle! 109:29

Those who surround me lift up their head, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them! 140:9

Let the wicked together fall into their own nets, while I escape. 141:10

So let the wicked plot and plan all they want against us. We have nothing to fear because God will bring their own evil crashing down on their heads.

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