Jeremiah 5 :26

Jeremiah 5 :26 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

American King James Version (AKJV)

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

American Standard Version (ASV)

For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

For there are sinners among my people: they keep watch, like men watching for birds; they put a net and take men in it.

Webster's Revision

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; 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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.

Definitions for Jeremiah 5 :26

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :26

They lay wait, as he that setteth snares - A metaphor taken from fowlers, who, having fixed their nets, lie down and keep out of sight, that when birds come, they may be ready to draw and entangle them.

Barnes's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :26

Rather, he spieth about like the crouching down of fowlers; they have set the fatal snare; "they catch men."

Trap - literally, "The destroyer;" it was probably a gin, which strangled the birds caught in it.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :26

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.
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