Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.
The arrogant have dug pitfalls for me disobeying your instruction.
Though the wicked lay a trap for me, I haven't wandered away from your precepts.
The arrogant have laid a trap for me; they have spread a net with ropes, lining it with snares along the way. Interlude
Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil.
Though my spirit grows faint within me, you are aware of my path. Wherever I go, they have hidden a trap for me.
"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.
Let a cry be heard from their houses because you have brought a raiding party against them suddenly. For they have dug a pit to capture me and have set traps for my feet.
"Hear this, priests, pay attention, house of Israel, listen, royal family! For judgment is coming your way, because you have been a trap to Mizpah, a snare spread out on Mount Tabor.