Isaiah 24:17
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New International Version
Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.

New Living Translation
Terror and traps and snares will be your lot, you people of the earth.

English Standard Version
Terror and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth!

Berean Study Bible
Terror and pit and snare await you, O dwellers of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

King James Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
Panic, pit, and trap await you who dwell on the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Terror, traps, and pits are waiting for everyone.

Good News Translation
Listen to me, everyone! There are terrors, pits, and traps waiting for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Panic, pit, and trap await you who dwell on the earth.

International Standard Version
"Terror and pit and snare are coming in your direction, you inhabitants of the earth!

NET Bible
Terror, pit, and snare are ready to overtake you inhabitants of the earth!

New Heart English Bible
Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Disasters, pits, and traps are in store for those who live on earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Terror, and the pit, and the trap, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fear and the pit and the snare are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

American King James Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the earth.

American Standard Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, O thou inhabitant of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, inhabitant of the land.

English Revised Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

World English Bible
Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear, and a snare, and a gin, Are on thee, O inhabitant of the land.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on the Earth
16From the ends of the earth we hear singing: “Glory to the Righteous One.” But I said, “I am wasting away! I am wasting away! Woe is me.” The treacherous betray; the treacherous deal in treachery. 17Terror and pit and snare await you, O dwellers of the earth. 18Whoever flees the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a trap. For the windows of heaven are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.…
Cross References
Job 18:8
For his own feet lead him into a net, and he wanders into its mesh.

Isaiah 8:14
and He will be a sanctuary. But to both houses of Israel He will be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, a trap and a snare to the dwellers of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to bring upon them a disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not listen to them.

Jeremiah 48:43
Terror, pit, and snare await you, O resident of Moab, declares the LORD.

Lamentations 2:22
You summoned my attackers on every side, as for an appointed feast day. In the Day of the LORD's anger no one escaped or survived. My enemy has destroyed those I nurtured and reared.

Lamentations 3:47
Panic and pitfall have come upon us--devastation and destruction.

Ezekiel 11:8
You fear the sword, so I will bring the sword against you, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 12:13
But I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans; yet he will not see it, and there he will die.

Amos 5:19
It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to encounter a bear, or who enters his house and rests his hand against the wall, only to have a serpent bite him.

Treasury of Scripture

Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the earth.

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1 Kings 19:17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapes the sword of Hazael …

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Jeremiah 48:43,44 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be on you, O inhabitant of …

Ezekiel 14:21 For thus said the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore …







(17) Fear, and the pit, and the snare . . .--The words paint the rapid succession of inevitable calamities, in imagery drawn from the several forms of the hunter's work. There is first the terror of the startled beast; then the pit dug that he might fall into it; then the snare, if he struggled out of the pit, out of which there was no escape (Isaiah 8:15). The passage is noticeable as having been reproduced by Jeremiah in his prophecy against Moab (Jeremiah 48:43-44).

Verse 17. - Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee. Man will be like a hunted animal, flying from pursuit, and in danger at each step of falling into a pit or being caught in a snare (comp. Jeremiah 48:43, 44, where the idea is borrowed from this place, and applied to a particular nation). Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. This is to be understood not of the land of Judea only, and the inhabitants of it, but of all the earth; Kimchi interprets it of the nations of the world, particularly the Greeks and Turks; but the whole world, and the inhabitants of it, are meant, as the following verses show. There is an elegant play on words in the Hebrew, which cannot well be expressed in English, in the words "pachad, pachath, pach", fear, pit, and a snare; which are expressive of a variety of dangers, difficulties, and distresses; there seems to be an allusion to creatures that are hunted, who flee through fear, and fleeing fall into pits, or are entangled in snares, and so taken. Before the last day, or second coming of Christ to judge the world, there will be great perplexity in men's minds, great dread and fear upon their hearts, and much distress of nations; and the coming of the Son of Man will be as a snare upon the earth; see Luke 21:25. 17. This verse explains the wretchedness spoken of in Isa 24:16. Jeremiah (Jer 48:43, 44) uses the same words. They are proverbial; Isa 24:18 expressing that the inhabitants were nowhere safe; if they escaped one danger, they fell into another, and worse, on the opposite side (Am 5:19). "Fear" is the term applied to the cords with feathers of all colors which, when fluttered in the air, scare beasts into the pitfall, or birds into the snare. Horsley makes the connection. Indignant at the treatment which the Just One received, the prophet threatens the guilty land with instant vengeance.24:16-23 Believers may be driven into the uttermost parts of the earth; but they are singing, not sighing. Here is terror to sinners; the prophet laments the miseries he saw breaking in like a torrent; and the small number of believers. He foresees that sin would abound. The meaning is plain, that evil pursues sinners. Unsteady, uncertain are all these things. Worldly men think to dwell in the earth as in a palace, as in a castle; but it shall be removed like a cottage, like a lodge put up for the night. It shall fall and not rise again; but there shall be new heavens and a new earth, in which shall dwell nothing but righteousness. Sin is a burden to the whole creation; it is a heavy burden, under which it groans now, and will sink at last. The high ones, that are puffed up with their grandeur, that think themselves out of the reach of danger, God will visit for their pride and cruelty. Let us judge nothing before the time, though some shall be visited. None in this world should be secure, though their condition be ever so prosperous; nor need any despair, though their condition be ever so deplorable. God will be glorified in all this. But the mystery of Providence is not yet finished. The ruin of the Redeemer's enemies must make way for his kingdom, and then the Sun of Righteousness will appear in full glory. Happy are those who take warning by the sentence against others; every impenitent sinner will sink under his transgression, and rise no more, while believers enjoy everlasting bliss.
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