New International Version
The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.
King James Bible
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to thy law.
World English Bible
The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law.
Young's Literal Translation
The proud have digged for me pits, That are not according to Thy law.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The proud have digged pits - The Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic, translate this verse thus: "They have recited to me unholy fables, which are not according to thy law." They wish us to receive their system of idolatry, and the tales concerning their gods; but these are not according to thy law. The Anglo-Saxon is the same: They quothed me the unrightwise spells; but no so so law thine.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the proud. This metaphor is taken from the mode in which wild beasts are caught in the East; deep pits are dug in the earth, and slightly covered over with reeds, turf, etc., so as not to be discerned from the solid ground; and the animals attempting to walk over them, the surface breaks, they fall in, and are taken alive. Thus the Psalmist's enemies employed craft as well as power in order to effect his ruin.
LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.
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.
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