Psalm 36:4

Hebrew Bible

2 for he is too proud to recognize and give up his sin. 3 The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right. 4 While he lies in bed he plans ways to sin. He is committed to a sinful lifestyle; he does not reject what is evil. 5 O Lord, your loyal love reaches to the sky, your faithfulness to the clouds. 6 Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you, Lord, preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.

Micah 2:1

Hebrew Bible

1 Beware wicked schemers, those who devise calamity as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so. 2 They confiscate the fields they desire and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes and deprive people of the land they have inherited. 3 Therefore the Lord says this: “Look, I am devising disaster for this nation! It will be like a yoke from which you cannot free your neck. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of catastrophe.

 Notes and References

"... Woe to you, O hard-hearted ones, who stay awake to devise evil [1 Enoch 100:8] ... The phrase “who stay awake to devise evil” underscores the deliberateness of the sinners’ actions. The image of lying awake at night in order to bring evil against others is found in Micah 2:1–3 and Psalm 36:4; without reference to night time plotting, see Isaiah 29:20 (“all those who watch to do evil will be cut off”). Behind the expression “to devise evil” lies terminology such as from Psalm 21:12, respectively with Proverbs 12:20; 14:22, or Psalm 140:3. The language of this lemma, considered together with what the wicked are accused of doing to the righteous (verse 7), portrays the opponents as openly defiant toward their covenant obligations ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 451) De Gruyter, 2007

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