Psalm 10:9
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New International Version
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.

New Living Translation
Like lions crouched in hiding, they wait to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture the helpless and drag them away in nets.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.

King James Bible
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he lurks in secret like a lion in a thicket. He lurks in order to seize the afflicted; he seizes the afflicted and drags him in his net.

International Standard Version
Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

NET Bible
He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; he lies in ambush, waiting to catch the oppressed; he catches the oppressed by pulling in his net.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he lies in wait to plunder the poor in the snare of his net.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He lies in his hiding place like a lion in his den. He hides there to catch oppressed people. He catches oppressed people when he draws them into his net.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

King James 2000 Bible
He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.

American King James Version
He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.

American Standard Version
He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His eyes are upon the poor man: He lieth in wait in secret like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.

Darby Bible Translation
He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.

English Revised Version
He lurketh in the covert as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.

Webster's Bible Translation
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

World English Bible
He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

Young's Literal Translation
He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-11 God's withdrawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den; or, he lurks in the covert as a lion in his lair (Kay) - a very striking image! He lieth in wait (or, lurks) to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net; rather, by drawing him into his net. The mode of capture is intended.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He lieth in wait secretly as a lion,.... The first beast in Revelation 13:2; is said to have a mouth like a lion, and the second beast in Psalm 10:11; spake like a dragon; and both design one and the same, antichrist, in his twofold capacity, civil and ecclesiastical; this metaphor of the lion lying in wait secretly for his prey denotes the insidious methods used by antichrist to destroy the faithful witnesses of Christ; who lies like a lion

in his den, in the temple of God, now become a den of thieves;

he lieth in wait to catch the poor: to snatch and carry them away captive as his prey; see Revelation 13:10;

he doth catch the poor when he draweth him into his net; this metaphor is taken from fowlers, who spread nets, into which they allure and draw the birds and catch them. The allurements, snares, and nets, which antichrist lays to catch the poor saints and people of God in, are the riches and honours of this world, great pretensions to holiness, devotion; and religion, and many lying signs and wonders.



Psalm 10:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why Do You Stand Far Off?
8He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate. 9He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. 10He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

Psalm 10:2
In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.

Psalm 10:10
His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.

Psalm 17:12
They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

Psalm 22:13
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.

Psalm 59:3
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.

Psalm 140:5
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.

Proverbs 24:15
Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place;

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: "It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.

Jeremiah 5:26
"Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.

Daniel 6:7
The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions' den.

Micah 7:2
The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets.

Habakkuk 1:15
The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad.
Treasury of Scripture

He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.

He lieth

Psalm 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young …

Psalm 59:3 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against …

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Acts 23:21 But do not you yield to them: for there lie in wait for him of them …

secretly. Heb. in the secret places

Lamentations 3:10 He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young …

Nahum 2:11,12 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the …

Zechariah 11:3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory …

to catch

Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …

Ezekiel 19:3-6 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and …

Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their …

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep …

poor, when

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Psalm 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like to you, which deliver the …

Psalm 37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to …

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from …

Job 5:15,16 But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from …

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives …

Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over …

Isaiah 3:15 What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces …

Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices …

Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, …

Amos 2:6,7 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: …

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