Psalm 35:7

7 Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,

Read Psalm 35:7 Using Other Translations

For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life.
I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me. I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.

What does Psalm 35:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 35:7

For without cause have they hid for me their net [in] a pit,
&c.] This is said in allusion to the custom of digging pits, and putting nets into them, for the catching of wild beasts; and covering them with straw or dust, or such like things, as Jarchi observes, that they might not be discerned; and which intends the secret and crafty methods taken by David's enemies to ensnare him and destroy him; though he had given them no cause to use him in such a manner; which is an aggravation of their sins, and a reason of the above imprecations, as well as of what follows: and in the same manner, and without any just cause, Christ and his members have been treated by wicked men, and therefore their damnation is just, and will be inevitable:

[which] without cause they have digged for my soul;
which is added for further explanation's sake, and to aggravate their sin, and to show the justness of their punishment.

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