KJV LexiconBut this is a people
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
to plunder -- catch, gather, (take) for a prey, rob(-ber), spoil, take (away, spoil), utterly.
to plunder -- destroyer, rob, spoil(-er).
they are all of them snared
to batter out; to spread a net -- be snared.
from an unused root probably meaning to bore; the crevice of a serpent; the cell of a prison -- hole.
participle passive of 977; properly, selected, i.e. a youth (often collective) -- (choice) young (man), chosen, hole.
and they are hid
to secrete -- held, hide (self), do secretly.
a prison -- prison.
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
they are for a prey
plunder -- booty, prey, spoil(-ed).
and none delivereth
to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense
for a spoil
plunder -- booty, spoil.
and none saith
to say (used with great latitude)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"
King James Bible
But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in holes or imprisoned in dungeons. They have become plunder with no one to rescue them and loot, with no one saying, "Give it back!"
International Standard Version
But this is a people who have been robbed and plundered, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become prey, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, 'Send them back!'
But these people are looted and plundered; all of them are trapped in pits and held captive in prisons. They were carried away as loot with no one to rescue them; they were carried away as plunder, and no one says, "Bring that back!"
GOD'S WORD® Translation
But these people are robbed and looted. They are all trapped in pits and hidden in prisons. They have become prey with no one to rescue them. They have become loot with no one to say, "Give it back."
King James 2000 Bible
But this is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none says, Restore.
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