Psalm 10:2
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English Standard Version
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.

King James Bible
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

American Standard Version
In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.

English Revised Version
In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 9:16-17) And, as this ט-strophe says, the church is able to praise God; for it is rescued from death, and those who desired that death might overtake it, have fallen a prey to death themselves. Having interpreted the ה-strophe as the representation of the earlier צעקת עניּים we have no need to supply dicendo or dicturus, as Seb. Schmidt does, before this strophe, but it continues the praett. preceding the ח-strophe, which celebrate that which has just been experienced. The verb טבע (root טב, whence also טבל) signifies originally to press upon anything with anything flat, to be pressed into, then, as here and in Psalm 69:3, Psalm 69:15, to sink in. טמנוּ זוּ (pausal form in connection with Mugrash) in the parallel member of the verse corresponds to the attributive עשׂוּ (cf. יפעל, Psalm 7:16). The union of the epicene זוּ with רשׁת by Makkeph proceeds from the view, that זוּ is demonstrative as in Psalm 12:8 : the net there (which they have hidden). The punctuation, it is true, recognises a relative זוּ, Psalm 17:9; Psalm 68:29, but it mostly takes it as demonstrative, inasmuch as it connects it closely with the preceding noun, either by Makkeph (Psalm 32:8; Psalm 62:12; Psalm 142:4; Psalm 143:8) or by marking the noun with a conjunctive accent (Psalm 10:2; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 132:12). The verb לכד (Arabic to hang on, adhere to, IV to hold fast to) has the signification of seizing and catching in Hebrew.

In Psalm 9:17 Ben Naphtali points נודע with ā: Jahve is known (part. Niph.); Ben Asher נודע, Jahve has made Himself known (3 pers. praet. Niph. in a reflexive signification, as in Ezekiel 38:23). The readings of Ben Asher have become the textus receptus. That by which Jahve has made Himself known is stated immediately: He has executed judgment or right, by ensnaring the evil-doer (רשׁע, as in Psalm 9:6) in his own craftily planned work designed for the destruction of Israel. Thus Gussetius has already interpreted it. נוקשׁ is part. Kal from נקשׁ. If it were part. Niph. from יקשׁ the ē, which occurs elsewhere only in a few עע verbs, as נמם liquefactus, would be without an example. But it is not to be translated, with Ges. and Hengst.: "the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands," in which case it would have to be pointed נוקשׁ (3 praet. Niph.), as in the old versions. Jahve is the subject, and the suffix refers to the evil-doer. The thought is the same as in Job 34:11; Isaiah 1:31. This figure of the net, רשׁת (from ירשׁ capere), is peculiar to the Psalms that are inscribed לדוד. The music, and in fact, as the combination הגיון סלה indicates, the playing of the stringed instruments (Psalm 92:4), increases here; or the music is increased after a solo of the stringed instruments. The song here soars aloft to the climax of triumph.

Psalm 10:2 Parallel Commentaries

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The wicked. Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth

Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Psalm 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak...

Psalm 119:5,69,85,122 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

Exodus 9:17 As yet exalt you yourself against my people, that you will not let them go?

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Isaiah 10:12,13 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Isaiah 14:13,16 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...

Jeremiah 43:2 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely...

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Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Psalm 7:16
His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.

Psalm 9:16
The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Psalm 10:9
he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.

Psalm 21:11
Though they plan evil against you, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.

Psalm 73:6
Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

Psalm 73:8
They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.

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