Psalms 35:4-8

4 1Let them be 2put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be 3turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me!
5 Let them be like 4chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away!
6 Let their way be dark and 5slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them!
7 For 6without cause 7they hid their net for me; without cause they dug 8a pit for my life.[a]
8 Let 9destruction come upon him 10when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it--to his destruction!

Cross References 10

  • 1. For ver. 4-8, see Psalms 69:22-28; Psalms 109:6-15
  • 2. ver. 26; Psalms 40:14; Psalms 70:2; Psalms 71:13; Psalms 83:17
  • 3. Psalms 129:5
  • 4. See Job 21:18
  • 5. Psalms 73:18; Jeremiah 23:12
  • 6. See Psalms 69:4
  • 7. See Job 18:8
  • 8. See Psalms 7:15
  • 9. [1 Thessalonians 5:3]
  • 10. Isaiah 47:11

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The word pit is transposed from the preceding line; Hebrew For without cause they hid the pit of their net for me; without cause they dug for my life
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