For My people are among wicked men. They watch like fowlers lying in wait; they set a trap; they catch men.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his dragnet.
If they say, "Come along, let us lie in wait for blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause,
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, to turn Your wrath from them.
Let a cry be heard from their houses when You suddenly bring raiders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet.
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?
The godly man has perished from the earth; there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each other with a net.
The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook; they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragnet; so they are glad and rejoice.
Chapter Outline1. The judgments of God upon the people, for their perverseness;
7. for their adultery;
10. for their impiety;
15. for their worship of idols;
19. for their contempt of God;
25. and for their great corruption in the civil state;
30. and ecclesiastical.
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1 Samuel 19:10, 11
Psalm 10:9, 10
Proverbs 1:11, 17, 18
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