May their place be deserted;
let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
they persecute those you wound
and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
Charge them with crime
do not let them share in your salvation.
May they be blotted out of the book of life
and not be listed with the righteous. (Ps 69:25-28, NIV)
When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
and may his prayers condemn him.
May his days be few;
may another take his
place of leadership. (Ps 109:7-8, NIV)
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said,
"Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who
served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. He was one of our number and shared in our ministry." (With the payment he received for
his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. Everyone in
Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For," said Peter, "it is written in the Book of Psalms:
"'May his place be
let there be no one to dwell in it,' and,
"'May another take his place of leadership.' (Acts 1:15-20, NIV)