Behold, the wicked man conceives evil
and is pregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
He makes a pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
His mischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
Comment: Conception, pregnancy, birth are all words usually connected with the beginning of a new life! Here the conceived pit to catch the unwary ends up with the man who digs it falling into it himself; His planned mischief to do damage to his neighbour ends up like a crushing blow cracking his own skull! But David says ‘that is not my way, I will know the blessing of God.’ My voice will end in a praise song, sung loudly, to the the Most High and Righteous Lord!
Prayer: May my life conceive good things, O Lord.