New American Standard Bible
If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;
King James Bible
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Darby Bible Translation
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
World English Bible
If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
Young's Literal Translation
If they say, 'Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The temptation against which the teacher seeks to guard his disciple is that of joining a band of highway robbers. The "vain men" who gathered around Jephthah Judges 11:3, the lawless or discontented who came to David in Adullam 1 Samuel 22:2, the bands of robbers who infested every part of the country in the period of the New Testament, and against whom every Roman governor had to wage incessant war, show how deeply rooted the evil was in Palestine. Compare the Psalm 10:7, note; Psalm 10:10 note.
Without cause - Better, in vain; most modern commentators join the words with "innocent," and interpret them after Job 1:9. The evil-doers deride their victims as being righteous "in vain." They get nothing by it. It does them no good.
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Richard Baxter, was born in 1615, at Rowton, near Shrewsbury, in England. After surmounting great difficulties in securing an education for the ministry he was ordained in 1638, in the Church of England, his first important charge being that of Kidderminster, where he established his reputation as a powerful evangelical and controversial preacher. Altho opposed to Cromwell's extreme acts, he became a chaplain in the army of the Rebellion. His influence was all on the side of peace, however, and at …
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He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
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