Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird,
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.
The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
He lurks in secret as a lion in his covert. He lays in wait to catch the poor man. He catches the poor man when he draws him in his net.
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch as fowlers lay in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.
The devout man has perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lay in wait for blood. They hunt every man his brother with a net.
He takes all of them up with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his drag. Therefore he rejoices and is glad.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.