Psalm 140:8; Isaiah 10:13; Numbers 14:16

lGrant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;

do not further their1 evil plot, or mthey will be exalted! Selah

13 wFor he says:

By the strength of my hand I have done it,

and by my wisdom, for I have understanding;

I remove the boundaries of peoples,

and plunder their treasures;

like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.

16 It is because the Lord ewas not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to give to them that he has killed them in the wilderness.