New Living Translation
They lurk in ambush in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They are always searching for helpless victims.
King James Bible
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
World English Bible
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
Young's Literal Translation
He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:8 Sitteth - Not within the villages, but in the ways bordering upon them, or leading to them, as robbers use to do. Are set - Heb. Are hid. He watches and looks out of his lurking - place. He alludes still to the practices of robbers.
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As we have seen in earlier chapters, the declarations of Holy Writ make it very clear that Israel will yet be restored to God's favor and be rehabilitated in Palestine. But before that glad time arrives, the Jews have to pass through a season of sore trouble and affliction, during which God severely chastises them for their sins and punishes them for the rejection and crucifixion of their Messiah. Fearful indeed have been the past experiences of "the nation of the weary feet" but a darker path than …
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"And the Life. " How Christ is the Life.
"You have heard that our ancestors were told, 'You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.'
The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.
The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly.
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.
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