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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.

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 in my way; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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, God, above the heavens! Let your glory be above all the earth! 6 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. 7 My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.


Cross References

Psalm 140:5

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.

Psalm 145:14

Yahweh upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down.

1 Samuel 23:22-26

Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.

Psalm 7:15-16

He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.

Psalm 35:7-8

For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, you knew my path. In the way in which I walk, they have hidden a snare for me.

Psalm 143:4

Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished out of the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.

Matthew 26:37-38

He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.

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