For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.
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.
Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
May an outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; For they have dug a pit to capture me And hidden snares for my feet.
Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment applies to you, For you have been a snare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor.
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