For without cause they hid for me their net; a pit of destruction without cause they dug for my life.
The godless and arrogant have dug pitfalls for me, men who do not conform to Your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I do not stray from Your precepts.
The proud have hidden a snare for me; they have spread cords as a net by the wayside, they have set traps for me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and the snares of evildoers.
When my spirit was overwhelmed and fainted [throwing all its weight] upon me, then You knew my path. In the way where I walk they have hidden a snare for me.
For among My people are found wicked men; they watch like fowlers who lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
Let a cry be heard from their houses when You suddenly bring a troop upon them, for they have dug a pit to take me and have hidden snares for my feet.
Hear this, O you priests! And listen, O house of Israel! And give ear, O house of the king! For the judgment pronounced pertains to you and is meant for you, because you have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread upon Tabor [military strongholds on either side of the Jordan River].