Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the shofar, the alarm of war.
O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth and wallow thyself in ashes; make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the destroyer shall suddenly come upon us.
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth and teach your daughters wailing and each one her neighbour lamentation.
Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the dust, ye principals of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like an enticing vessel.
Thus hath the LORD said: Behold, waters rise up out of the north and shall be an overflowing flood and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the cities and those that dwell therein; then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.
Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim; Laish cause poor Anathoth to hear thee.
The burden of the valley of the vision. What ails thee now that thou art completely gone up to the housetops?
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate and a howling from the school and a great destruction from the hills.
Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them.
For I heard the murmuring of many, fear on every side, Report, and we will report it. All my friends watched to see if I would stumble. Peradventure he will deceive himself, they said, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.
Every day my life is filled with sorrow; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect; suddenly do they shoot at him and fear not.
The proud have hid a snare for me and cords; they have spread a net; on the path they have set snares for me. Selah.
Then the Pharisees left and took counsel how they might entangle him in his word.
And if someone shall open a pit or if someone shall dig a pit and not cover it and an ox or an ass falls in it,