New American Standard Bible
for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
King James Bible
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Darby Bible Translation
for as a snare shall it come upon all them that dwell upon the face of the whole earth.
World English Bible
For it will come like a snare on all those who dwell on the surface of all the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
for as a snare it shall come on all those dwelling on the face of all the land,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As a snare - In Matthew and Mark Jesus compares the suddenness with which these calamities would come to the deluge coming in the days of Noah. Here he likens it to a snare. Birds are caught by a snare or net. It is sprung on them quickly, and when they are not expecting it. So, says he, shall these troubles come upon Judea. The figure is often used to denote the suddenness of calamities, Psalm 69:22; Romans 11:9; Psalm 124:7; Isaiah 24:17.
LibraryWhen Shall These Things Be?
'And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may he fulfilled. 23. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent
July 18 Evening
Two Forms of one Saying
Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
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