Jeremiah 5:26
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English Standard Version
For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.

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

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

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

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reproof of sins is introduced by an apostrophe to the hardened race. The exhortation, "Publish this," is addressed to all the prophet's hearers who have the welfare of the people at heart. "This," in Jeremiah 5:20 and Jeremiah 5:21, refers to the chiding statement from Jeremiah 5:23 onwards, that the people fears not God. The form of address, people foolish and without understanding (cf. Jeremiah 4:22; Hosea 7:11), is made cutting, in order, if possible, to bring the people yet to their senses. The following clauses, "they have eyes," etc., depict spiritual blindness and deafness, as in Ezekiel 12:22; cf. Deuteronomy 29:3. Blindness is shown in that they see not the government of God's almighty power in nature; deafness, in that they hear not the voice of God in His word. They have no fear even of the God whose power has in the sand set an impassable barrier for the mighty waves of the sea. "Me" is put first for emphasis. The waves beat against their appointed barrier, but are not able, sc. to pass it.

Jeremiah 5:26 Parallel Commentaries

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Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Ezekiel 22:2-12 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? yes, you shall show her all her abominations...

lay wait. or, pry as fowlers lie in wait.

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop suddenly on them: for they have dig a pit to take me...

1 Samuel 19:10,11 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence...

Psalm 10:9,10 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor...

Psalm 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privately; they say, Who shall see them?

Proverbs 1:11,17,18 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause...

Habakkuk 1:14 And make men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

catch.

Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not...

Cross References
Psalm 10:9
he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.

Proverbs 1:11
If they say, "Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason;

Isaiah 32:7
As for the scoundrel--his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

Jeremiah 18:20
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for my life. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

Jeremiah 18:22
May a cry be heard from their houses, when you bring the plunderer suddenly upon them! For they have dug a pit to take me and laid snares for my feet.

Micah 6:10
Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?

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