New Living Translation
Like lions crouched in hiding, they wait to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture the helpless and drag them away in nets.
King James Bible
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
Darby Bible Translation
He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.
World English Bible
He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.
Young's Literal Translation
He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.
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LibraryThe Situation of the Jews During this Period.
As we have seen in earlier chapters, the declarations of Holy Writ make it very clear that Israel will yet be restored to God's favor and be rehabilitated in Palestine. But before that glad time arrives, the Jews have to pass through a season of sore trouble and affliction, during which God severely chastises them for their sins and punishes them for the rejection and crucifixion of their Messiah. Fearful indeed have been the past experiences of "the nation of the weary feet" but a darker path than …
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"And the Life. " How Christ is the Life.
The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
Their helpless victims are crushed; they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart--like young lions hiding in ambush.
Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.
My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. Interlude
They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD, though I have not sinned or offended them.
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