Psalm 140:5
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King James Version
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.

World English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.

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Geneva Study Bible

The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.Psalm 140:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle xviii. To John, Bishop.
To John, Bishop. Gregory to John, Bishop of Constantinople [1586] . At the time when your Fraternity was advanced to Sacerdotal dignity, you remember what peace and concord of the churches you found. But, with what daring or with what swelling of pride I know not, you have attempted to seize upon a new name, whereby the hearts of all your brethren might have come to take offence. I wonder exceedingly at this, since I remember how thou wouldest fain have fled from the episcopal office rather than
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Job 18:9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

Job 30:12
Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

Psalm 10:9
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Psalm 31:4
Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

Psalm 38:12
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalm 57:6
They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

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