Psalm 140:5
New International Version
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.

New Living Translation
The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude

English Standard Version
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah

Berean Study Bible
The proud hide a snare for me; the cords of their net are spread along the path, and lures are set out for me. Selah

King James Bible
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

New King James Version
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah

New American Standard Bible
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and snares; They have spread a net at the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah

NASB 1995
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.

NASB 1977
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.

Amplified Bible
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah

American Standard Version
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set gins for me. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the proud have hidden snares for me and they spread the cords of their nets upon my path and cast nets over me!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The proud have hid a snare for me, and have stretched out ropes for snares for my feet; they set a stumbling-block for me near the path. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
Those proud people have hidden traps and nets to catch me as I walk.

Douay-Rheims Bible
the proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

English Revised Version
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side; they have set gins for me. Selah

Good News Translation
The proud have set a trap for me; they have laid their snares, and along the path they have set traps to catch me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have laid a trap for me. They have spread out a net with ropes. They have set traps for me along the road. [Selah]

International Standard Version
The arrogant have laid a trap for me; they have spread a net with ropes, lining it with snares along the way. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set gins for me. Selah

Literal Standard Version
The proud hid a snare for me—and cords, "" They spread a net by the side of the path, "" They have set snares for me. Selah.

NET Bible
Proud men hide a snare for me; evil men spread a net by the path; they set traps for me. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.

World English Bible
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
4Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked. Keep me safe from men of violence who scheme to make me stumble. 5The proud hide a snare for me; the cords of their net are spread along the path, and lures are set out for me. Selah 6I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, O LORD, my cry for help.…

Cross References
Job 18:9
A trap seizes his heel; a snare grips him.

Job 30:12
The rabble arises at my right; they lay snares for my feet and build siege ramps against me.

Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his net.

Psalm 31:4
You free me from the net laid out for me, for You are my refuge.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they laid their net for me; without reason they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 38:12
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, plotting deceit all day long.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet; my soul was despondent. They dug a pit before me, but they themselves have fallen into it! Selah

Psalm 64:5
They hold fast to their evil purpose; they speak of hiding their snares. "Who will see them?" they say.

Psalm 119:61
Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget Your law.

Psalm 119:110
The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from Your precepts.

Psalm 129:4
The LORD is righteous; He has cut me from the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 141:9
Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, and from the lures of evildoers.

Psalm 142:3
Although my spirit grows faint within me, You know my way. Along the path I travel they have hidden a snare for me.

Isaiah 8:14
And He will be a sanctuary--but to both houses of Israel a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, to the dwellers of Jerusalem a trap and a snare.

Jeremiah 18:22
Let a cry be heard from their houses when You suddenly bring raiders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet.

Lamentations 1:13
He sent fire from on high, and it overpowered my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.

Amos 3:5
Does a bird land in a snare where no bait has been set? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has nothing to catch?


Treasury of Scripture

The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

the proud

Psalm 10:4-12
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts…

Psalm 17:8-13
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, …

Psalm 35:7
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.









(5) Net.--An elaboration of the favourite image of the net. (Psalm 9:15.) The frequent occurrence of this figure well indicates the dangers to which Israel was subjected through the leaning of many of the nation itself to foreign influences.

Verse 5. - The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords. An instance of the figure hendiadys. What is meant is a snare composed of cords. Such snares, when laid for animals, were "hidden" in long grass, or low shrubs, or rough ground. They have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me (comp. Psalm 31:4; Psalm 35:7; Psalm 57:6; Psalm 119:10; Psalm 141:9; Psalm 142:3). A second pause-sign marks off a second stanza.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The proud
גֵאִ֨ים ׀ (ḡê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1343: Lofty, arrogant

hide
טָֽמְנֽוּ־ (ṭā·mə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2934: To hide, conceal

a snare
פַּ֡ח (paḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6341: A, sheet, a spring net

for me;
לִ֗י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

the cords
וַחֲבָלִ֗ים (wa·ḥă·ḇā·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

of their net
רֶ֭שֶׁת (re·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7568: A net

are spread
פָּ֣רְשׂוּ (pā·rə·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

along
לְיַד־ (lə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

the path,
מַעְגָּ֑ל (ma‘·gāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4570: An entrenchment, track

and lures
מֹקְשִׁ֖ים (mō·qə·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

are set out
שָֽׁתוּ־ (šā·ṯū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7896: To put, set

for me.
לִ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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