New International Version
may ruin overtake them by surprise-- may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
King James Bible
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
Darby Bible Translation
Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch himself: for destruction let him fall therein.
World English Bible
Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.
Young's Literal Translation
Meet him doth desolation -- he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let destruction. All the verbs in these verses (4-8) in the original, are in the future tense, as a prediction, and should probably be so rendered, though as that tense is frequently used in Hebrew for the imperative, most translators, both ancient and modern, have considered them as an imprecation
at unawares [heb.] which he knoweth not of
LibrarySpecific References to Prophecy in the Gospels
20. But, if it does not weary you, let the point out as briefly as possible, specific references to prophecy in the Gospels, that those who are being instructed in the first elements of the faith may have these testimonies written on their hearts, lest any doubt concerning the things which they believe should at any time take them by surprise. We are told in the Gospel that Judas, one of Christ's friends and associates at table, betrayed Him. Let the show you how this is foretold in the Psalms: "He …
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.
The Ninth Commandment
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.
Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.
Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
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