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Psalms 140:5

    Psalms 140:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The men of pride have put secret cords for my feet; stretching nets in my way, so that they may take me with their tricks. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    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

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:5

    Have hid a snare for me - They hunted David as they would a dangerous wild beast: one while striving to pierce him with the spear; another to entangle him in their snares, so as to take and sacrifice him before the people, on pretense of his being an enemy to the state.

    Selah - This is the truth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:5

    The proud have hid a snare for me - Haughty; arrogant; oppressive men. See Psalm 35:7, note; Psalm 57:6, note.

    And cords - Strings; twine; as those do who lay a net to catch birds, and who design to spring it upon them unawares.

    They have spread a net by the wayside - Where I may be expected to walk, and where it may be suddenly sprung upon me.

    They have set gins for me - Snares, toils - such as are set for wild beasts. The meaning is, that they had not only made open war upon him, but they had sought to bring him into an ambush - to rush upon him suddenly when he was not on his guard, and did not know that, danger was near.