New Living Translation
The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude
King James Bible
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.
World English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.
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CommentaryPsalm 140:5 Parallel Commentaries
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
A trap grabs them by the heel. A snare holds them tight.
These outcasts oppose me to my face. They send me sprawling and lay traps in my path.
Like lions crouched in hiding, they wait to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture the helpless and drag them away in nets.
Pull me from the trap my enemies set for me, for I find protection in you alone.
I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me. I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.
Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me. Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me. All day long they plan their treachery.
My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. Interlude
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