For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.…
I. THERE IS AN END. Every step is getting nearer to the termination.
II. IT WOULD SEEM TO BE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE AT THE END, WHAT HAS BEEN THE CHARACTER OF THE COURSE. It is not so much a question with God how the man died, as what the man was when he came to die.
III. IT IS THE PART OF A THOUGHTFUL AND WISE MAN, OFTEN TO CONSIDER THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE ANTICIPATED RESULT. Every one admits this in matters of worldly experience.
IV. THIS QUESTION SHOULD BE FREQUENTLY AND EARNESTLY ENTERTAINED BY YOUNG MEN. It is most important how you begin, so that as you go on habit may be on your side and become your friend.
(T. Binney, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.