Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.

King James Version

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Holman Bible

They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!Selah

International Standard Version

They have set a snare for my feet, which makes me depressed. They dug a pit in front of me, but they are the ones who fell into it! Interlude

A Conservative Version

They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me. They are fallen into the midst of it themselves. Selah.

American Standard Version

They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me; They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah

Amplified


They set a net for my steps;
My very life was bowed down.
They dug a pit before me;
Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah.

Bible in Basic English

They have made ready a net for my steps; my soul is bent down; they have made a great hole before me, and have gone down into it themselves. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

They prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bent down: they dug a pit before me, they fell into the midst of it. Silence.

King James 2000

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dug a pit before me, into the midst of which they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They have set a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me; they have fallen into the midst of it. Selah

Modern King James verseion

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me, they have fallen into it. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into it themselves. Selah.

NET Bible

They have prepared a net to trap me; I am discouraged. They have dug a pit for me. They will fall into it! (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

A net, did they fix for my steps, My soul was bowed down, - They digged before me a pit, They fell into the midst thereof! Selah.

Webster

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst of which they have fallen themselves. Selah.

World English Bible

They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Praise For God's Protection

5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!


Cross References

Psalm 140:5

The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set snares for me. Selah.

Psalm 145:14

The Lord sustains all who fall
And raises up all who are bowed down.

1 Samuel 23:22-26

Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.

Psalm 7:15-16

He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Psalm 35:7-8

For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 42:6

O my God, my soul is in despair within me;
Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan
And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
You knew my path.
In the way where I walk
They have hidden a trap for me.

Psalm 143:4

Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is appalled within me.

Proverbs 28:10

He who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.

Micah 7:2

The godly person has perished from the land,
And there is no upright person among men.
All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;
Each of them hunts the other with a net.

Matthew 26:37-38

And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.

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