New International Version
"Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.
King James Bible
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Darby Bible Translation
For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.
World English Bible
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.
Young's Literal Translation
For the wicked have been found among My people. It looketh about the covering of snares, They have set up a trap -- men they capture.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They lay wait, as he that setteth snares - A metaphor taken from fowlers, who, having fixed their nets, lie down and keep out of sight, that when birds come, they may be ready to draw and entangle them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lay wait. or, pry as fowlers lie in wait.
LibraryA Question for the Beginning
'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for innocent blood, let's ambush some harmless soul;
Scoundrels use wicked methods, they make up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember that I stood before you and spoke in their behalf to turn your wrath away from them.
Let a cry be heard from their houses when you suddenly bring invaders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet.
Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah, which is accursed?
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