New American Standard Bible
Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
King James Bible
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Darby Bible Translation
till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.
World English Bible
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.
Young's Literal Translation
Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The first clause does not connect itself very clearly with the foregoing, and is probably affected by the corrupt text which makes it perplexing.
LibraryBlessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel …
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12
On the Symbols of the Essence' and Coessential. '
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
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.
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