For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world's rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Because of this, take up all of the armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having worked out all things, to stand. LITV
1 Woe is me! For I am like the gatherings of summer fruits, like the grape-gleanings of the vintage. There is no cluster to eat; my soul desires the first-ripe fruit.
2 The pious has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. For they all lie in wait for blood; each one hunts his brother with a net.
3 Both hands are on evil, to do it well. The ruler asks for a bribe, and the judge also; and the great man speaks the evil desire of his soul. So they weave it together.
4 The best of them is like a briar; the most upright is sharper than a hedge of thorns. The day of your watchmen and your punishment comes; now their shame shall come.
5 Put no trust in a friend; put no hope in a guide; keep the door of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
6 For the son dishonors the father; the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A man's enemies are the men of his own household.
7 Therefore I will look to YHVH; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me!
8 Rejoice not against me, my enemy; for if I fall, I shall arise; for if I sit in darkness, YHVH shall be a light to me.