Jeremiah 5:26
Good News Translation
"Evildoers live among my people; they lie in wait like those who lay nets to catch birds, but they have set their traps to catch people.

Contemporary English Version
A hunter traps birds and puts them in a cage, but some of you trap humans and make them your slaves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.

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For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.

For.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Ezekiel 22:2-12 And thou son of man, dost thou not judge, dost thou not judge the city of blood? . . .

lay wait.

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard out of their houses: for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: because they have digged a pit to take me, and have hid snares for my feet.

1 Samuel 19:10,11 And Saul endeavoured to nail David to the wall with his spear. And David slipt away out of the presence of Saul: and the spear missed him, and was fastened in the wall, and David fled, and escaped that night. . . .

Psalm 10:9,10 His eyes are upon the poor man: He lieth in wait in secret like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him. . . .

Psalm 64:5 They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said: Who shall see them?

Proverbs 1:11,17,18 Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit. . . .

Habakkuk 1:14 And thou wilt make men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler.

catch.

Luke 5:10 And so were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon's partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

Context
Judgment Proclaimed
25Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.27As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:9
His eyes are upon the poor man: He lieth in wait in secret like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.

Proverbs 1:11
Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit.

Isaiah 32:7
The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongue is a piercing arrow, it hath spoken deceit: with his mouth one speaketh peace with his friend, and secretly he lieth in wait for him.

Jeremiah 18:20
Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.

Jeremiah 18:22
Let a cry be heard out of their houses: for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: because they have digged a pit to take me, and have hid snares for my feet.

Micah 6:10
As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.

Micah 7:2
The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.

Habakkuk 1:15
He lifted up all them with his hook, he drew them in his drag, and gathered them into his net: for this he will be glad and rejoice.

Additional Translations
For My people are among wicked men. They watch like fowlers lying in wait; they set a trap; they catch men.For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.

For among my people were found ungodly men; and they have set snares to destroy men, and have caught them.

For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.

For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.

For the wicked have been found among My people. It looketh about the covering of snares, They have set up a trap -- men they capture.
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