New International Version
Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.
King James Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, inhabitant of the land.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fear, and the pit "The terror, the pit" - If they escape one calamity, another shall overtake them.
"As if a man should flee from a lion, and a bear should overtake him:
Or should betake himself to his house, and lean his hand on the wall,
And a serpent should bite him."
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LibraryJune the Twenty-Fifth Desolations Wrought by Sin
"The Lord hath spoken this word." --ISAIAH xxiv. 1-12. "The Lord hath spoken this word," and it is a word of judgment. It unveils some of the terrible issues of sin. See the effects of sin upon the spirit of man. "The merry-hearted do sigh." Life loses its wings and its song. The buoyancy and the optimism die out of the soul. The days move with heavy feet, and duty becomes very stale and unwelcome. If only our ears were keen enough we should hear many a place of hollow laughter moaning with …
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Visions of Future Glory
His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.
He will be a holy place; for both Israel and Judah he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.
Terror and pit and snare await you, you people of Moab," declares the LORD.
"As you summon to a feast day, so you summoned against me terrors on every side. In the day of the LORD's anger no one escaped or survived; those I cared for and reared my enemy has destroyed."
We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction."
You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
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