And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
[ The Ark Prepared ] And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Selah