New American Standard Bible
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
King James Bible
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
Darby Bible Translation
The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid is their own foot taken.
World English Bible
The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
Young's Literal Translation
Sunk have nations in a pit they made, In a net that they hid hath their foot been captured.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The heathen - Hebrew, "The nations;" that is, the idolatrous people that were arrayed against him. See the notes at Psalm 9:5.
Are sunk down - That is, referring to those who had been overcome, as mentioned in Psalm 9:5; or to those who still encompassed him, in respect to whom he was so certain that they would be overcome that he could speak of it as a thing already accomplished. According to the former view, it would be an encouragement derived from the past; according to the latter, it would indicate unwavering confidence in God, and the certain assurance of ultimate victory. It is not easy to determine which is the true interpretation. The Hebrew is, "Sunk are the nations in the pit which they have made;" that is, he sees them sinking down to destruction.
In the pit that they made - In which they designed that others should fall. See the notes at Psalm 7:15.
In the net which they hid - Which they laid for others. The allusion here is to a spring-net made to capture birds or wild beasts.
Is their own foot taken - The net here referred to seems to have been particularly a net to take wild beasts by securing one of their feet, like a modern trap. The idea is, that they had been brought into the destruction which they had designed for others. See the notes at Psalm 7:15-16.
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2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.
"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
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