Psalm 140:5
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude

English Standard Version
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah

New American Standard Bible
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah

International Standard Version
The arrogant have laid a trap for me; they have spread a net with ropes, lining it with snares along the way. Interlude

NET Bible
Proud men hide a snare for me; evil men spread a net by the path; they set traps for me. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the proud have hidden snares for me and they spread the cords of their nets upon my path and cast nets over me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have laid a trap for me. They have spread out a net with ropes. They have set traps for me along the road. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
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

New American Standard 1977
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
            They have spread a net by the wayside;
            They have set snares for me. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The proud have hid a snare for me and cords; they have spread a net; on the path they have set snares for me. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set traps for me. Selah.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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

Douay-Rheims Bible
the proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

Darby Bible Translation
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.

English Revised Version
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side; they have set gins for me. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side: they have set gins for me. Selah.

World English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.
Study Bible
Deliver Me, O Lord, from the Evil Man
4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet. 5The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah. 6I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.…
Cross References
Job 18:9
"A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.

Job 30:12
"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.

Psalm 10:9
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.

Psalm 31:4
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 38:12
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

Psalm 57:6
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.

Psalm 64:5
They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?"

Psalm 119:61
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

Psalm 119:110
The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

the proud

Psalm 10:4-12 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after …

Psalm 17:8-13 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings…

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which …

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

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they …

Psalm 119:69,85,110 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts …

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly …

Psalm 141:9,10 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins …

Psalm 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. …

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Jeremiah 18:18,20,22 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees …

Luke 20:20-23 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

(5) Net.--An elaboration of the favourite image of the net. (Psalm 9:15.) The frequent occurrence of this figure well indicates the dangers to which Israel was subjected through the leaning of many of the nation itself to foreign influences.

Verse 5. - The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords. An instance of the figure hendiadys. What is meant is a snare composed of cords. Such snares, when laid for animals, were "hidden" in long grass, or low shrubs, or rough ground. They have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me (comp. Psalm 31:4; Psalm 35:7; Psalm 57:6; Psalm 119:10; Psalm 141:9; Psalm 142:3). A second pause-sign marks off a second stanza. The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords,.... These were the Ziphites, according to Arama; see Psalm 119:85; the character well agrees with the Scribes and Pharisees, who were proud boasters, and despised others, and often laid snares for Christ to take away his life; and with the enemies of the church and people of God; who, through their pride, persecute them, and are insidious, and use artful methods to ensnare them; as the fowler lays his snare for the bird, and has his cords to draw it to him when it is taken in the snare, to which the allusion is;

they have spread a net by the wayside: they waylaid him; knowing the way he would go, they lay in wait for him, to seize him at once as he went along; see John 18:1; the word "cords" in the preceding clause should be connected with this, and be read, "and with cords they have spread a net by the wayside": it being usual, as Jarchi observes, to fasten a long cord at the top of the net; and when the fowler sees the birds under the net, he draws the cord, and the net falls upon the fowls;

they have set gins for me; all these expressions design the insidiousness, and the private, secret, artful methods, the enemies of David, of Christ and his people, took and do take to ensnare them. Arama interprets the "snare and cords" of the watching of David's house; the "net by the wayside" of posting themselves at the gates of the city, and surrounding it; and gins of spies; see 1 Samuel 19:11.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2. 5. snare [and] net—for threatening dangers (compare Ps 38:12; 57:6).140:1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.
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