New Living Translation
"Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait for victims like a hunter hiding in a blind. They continually set traps to catch people.
King James Bible
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Darby Bible Translation
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.
World English Bible
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.
Young's Literal Translation
For the wicked have been found among My people. It looketh about the covering of snares, They have set up a trap -- men they capture.
Jeremiah 5:26 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:26 They catch - Such a trap did Jezebel lay for Naboth, 1Kings 21:9,10. Such an one was that conspiracy of more than forty men against Paul, Acts 23:13 - 15.
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
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The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
Like lions crouched in hiding, they wait to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture the helpless and drag them away in nets.
They may say, "Come and join us. Let's hide and kill someone! Just for fun, let's ambush the innocent!
The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil. They plot crooked schemes. They lie to convict the poor, even when the cause of the poor is just.
For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.
Should they repay evil for good? They have dug a pit to kill me, though I pleaded for them and tried to protect them from your anger.
Let screaming be heard from their homes as warriors come suddenly upon them. For they have dug a pit for me and have hidden traps along my path.
What shall I say about the homes of the wicked filled with treasures gained by cheating? What about the disgusting practice of measuring out grain with dishonest measures?
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