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

Darby Bible Translation
They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who will see them?

World English Bible
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"

Young's Literal Translation
They strengthen for themselves an evil thing, They recount of the hiding of snares, They have said, 'Who doth look at it?'

Psalm 64:5 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

matter: or, speech

of...: Heb. to hide his snares

Geneva Study Bible

They {f} encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

(f) The more the wicked set God's children in misery, the more bold and impudent are they in oppressing them.Psalm 64:5 Parallel Commentaries

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The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 22:13
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

Psalm 10:11
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

Psalm 140:5
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 141:9
Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Jeremiah 36:24
Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.

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