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Psalms 106:36

    Psalms 106:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they gave worship to images; which were a danger to them:

    Webster's Revision

    And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them.

    World English Bible

    They served their idols, which became a snare to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they served their idols; which became a snare unto them:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 106:36

    They served their idols - עצביהם atsabbeyhem, their labors or griefs - idols, so called because of the pains taken in forming them, the labor in worshipping them, and the grief occasioned by the Divine judgments against the people for their idolatry.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 106:36

    And they served their idols - Judges 2:12-13, Judges 2:17, Judges 2:19; Judges 3:6-7.

    Which were a snare unto them - Like the snares or toils by which birds and wild beasts are caught. That is, they were taken unawares; they were in danger when they did not perceive it; they fell when they thought themselves safe. The bird and the wild beast approach the snare, unconscious of danger; so the friend of God approaches the temptations which are spread out before him by the enemy of souls - and, ere he is aware, he is a captive, and has fallen. Nothing could better describe the way in which the people of God are led into sin than the arts by which birds are caught by the fowler, and wild beasts by the hunter.