New American Standard Bible
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
King James Bible
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
Darby Bible Translation
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.
World English Bible
He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.
Young's Literal Translation
A bear lying in wait He is to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Having dwelt upon the difficulties which hemmed in his path, he now shows that there are dangers attending upon escape.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.
He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.
He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.
So I will be like a lion to them; Like a leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside.
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