New International Version
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.
King James Bible
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that *I* withal pass over.
World English Bible
Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass by. A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked fall in their nets together, till I pass over!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the wicked fall into their own nets - This is generally the case; those who lay snares for others fall into them themselves. Harm watch, harm catch, says the old adage. How many cases have occurred where the spring guns that have been set for thieves have shot some of the family! I have known some dismal cases of this kind, where some of the most amiable lives have been sacrificed to this accursed machine.
Whilst - I withal escape - They alone are guilty; they alone spread the nets and gins; I am innocent, and God will cause me to escape.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
escape. Heb. pass over
LibraryThe Incense of Prayer
'Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.'--PSALM cxli. 2. The place which this psalm occupies in the Psalter, very near its end, makes it probable that it is considerably later in date than the prior portions of the collection. But the Psalmist, who here penetrates to the inmost meaning of the symbolic sacrificial worship of the Old Testament, was not helped to his clear-sightedness by his date, but by his devotion. For throughout …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
For Acceptance in Prayer, and Daily Guidance. --Ps. cxli.
The Daily Walk with Others (I. ).
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
may ruin overtake them by surprise-- may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
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.
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.
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