Psalm 35:8 {34:8}
Good News Translation
But destruction will catch them before they know it; they will be caught in their own trap and fall to their destruction!

Contemporary English Version
Surprise them with disaster! Trap them in their own nets and let them fall and rot in the pits they have dug.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.

New American Bible
Let ruin overtake them unawares; let the snare they have set catch them; let them fall into the pit they have dug.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.

Let destruction.

Psalm 64:7 And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds:

Psalm 73:18-20 But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down. . . .

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

at unawares [heb.

Psalm 7:15,16 He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made. . . .

Psalm 57:6 They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.

Psalm 141:9,10 Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity. . . .

Proverbs 5:22 He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

into

1 Samuel 18:17 And Saul said to David: Behold my elder daughter Merob, her will I give thee to wife: only be a valiant man, and fight the battles of the Lord. Now Saul said within himself: Let not my hand be upon him, but let the hands of the Philistines be upon him.

1 Samuel 31:2-4 And the Philistines fell upon Saul, and upon his sons, and they slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchisua, the sons of Saul. . . .

2 Samuel 17:2-4,23 And coming upon him (for he is now weary, and weak handed) I will defeat him: and when all the people is put to flight that is with him, I will kill the king who will be left alone. . . .

2 Samuel 18:14,15 And Joab said: Not as thou wilt, but I will set upon him in thy sight. So he took three lances in his hand, and thrust them into the heart of Absalom: and whilst he yet panted for life, sticking on the oak, . . .

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

Matthew 27:3-5 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, . . .

Context
Contend with My Opponents
7For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul. 8Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.9But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

Job 18:8
For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes.

Psalm 9:15
I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid.

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.

Psalm 73:18
But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down.

Psalm 141:10
The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.

Isaiah 47:11
Evil shall come upon thee, and thou shalt not know the rising thereof: and calamity shall fall violently upon thee, which thou canst not keep off: misery shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Jeremiah 17:18
Let them be confounded that persecute me, and let not me be confounded: let them be afraid, and let not me be afraid: bring upon them the day of affliction, and with a double destruction, destroy them.

Additional Translations
May ruin befall them by surprise; may the net they hid ensnare them; may they fall into their own destruction.Let destruction come on him at unawares; and let his net that he has hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

Let destruction come upon him unawares; And let his net that he hath hid catch himself: With destruction let him fall therein.

Let a snare which they know not come upon them; and the gin which they hid take them; and let them fall into the very same snare.

Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch himself: for destruction let him fall therein.

Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: with destruction let him fall therein.

Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.

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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