New International Version
May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
King James Bible
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
Darby Bible Translation
Let their table become a snare before them, and their very welfare a trap;
World English Bible
Let their table before them become a snare. May it become a retribution and a trap.
Young's Literal Translation
Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompence -- for a trap.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let their table become a snare - The execrations here and in the following verses should be read in the future tense, because they are predictive; and not in the imperative mood, as if they were the offspring of the psalmist's resentment: "Their table Shall become a snare; - their eyes Shall be darkened; - thou Wilt pour out thine indignation upon them; - thy wrathful anger Shall take hold of them; - their habitation Shall be desolate, - and none Shall dwell in their tents."
The psalmist prophesies that the evils which they had inflicted on the Israelites should be visited on themselves; that as they had made them eat, drink, labor, and suffer, so God should in his judgment treat them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let their table. Or, rather, `Their table shall become a snare; their eyes shall be darkened,' in the future tense.
LibraryMessiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
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