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They hide themselves in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They spy on their helpless victims;
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He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.
1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg: Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg, the Edomite, turned, and fell upon the priests, and slew in that day eighty-five men that wore the linen ephod.
1 Samuel 23:23 Consider, and see all his lurking holes, wherein he is hid, and return to me with the certainty of the thing, that I may go with you. And if he should even go down into the earth to hide himself, I will search him out in all the thousands of Juda.
2 Kings 21:16 Moreover, Manasses shed also very much innocent blood, till he filled Jerusalem up to the mouth: besides his sins, wherewith he made Juda to sin, to do evil before the Lord.
Proverbs 1:11,12 Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit. . . .
Habakkuk 3:14 Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.
Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterwards he travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God: and the twelve with him:
Luke 10:1 And after these things, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come.
Psalm 17:11 They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
Proverbs 6:12,13 He winketh with the eyes, presseth with the foot, speaketh with the finger. . . .
Jeremiah 22:17 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.
are privily set.
ContextThe Perils of the Pilgrim
…7His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow. 8He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.9His 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.…
You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment.
The murderer riseth at the very break of day, he killeth the needy, and the poor man: but in the night he will be as a thief.
In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.
The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,
To shoot in secret the undefiled.
For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper.
They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit.
Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.
Additional TranslationsHe lies in wait near the villages; in ambush he slays the innocent; his eyes watch in stealth for the helpless.He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent: his eyes are privately set against the poor.
He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; In the secret places doth he murder the innocent; His eyes are privily set against the helpless.
He lies in wait with rich men in secret places, in order to slay the innocent: his eyes are set against the poor.
He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the covert places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the helpless.
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly,
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