Protect me from the snare they have laid for me, and the traps the evildoers have set. 1
Many will stumble over the stone and the rock, 1 and will fall and be seriously injured, and will be ensnared and captured.”
We escaped with our lives, 1 like a bird from a hunter’s snare. The snare broke, and we escaped.
I set a trap for you, Babylon; you were caught before you knew it. You fought against me. So you were found and captured. 1
You must burn the images of their gods, but do not covet the silver and gold that covers them so much that you take it for yourself and thus become ensnared by it; for it is abhorrent 1 to the Lord your God.
Surely, no one 1 knows his appointed time! 2 Like fish that are caught in a deadly 3 net, and like birds that are caught in a snare – just like them, all people 4 are ensnared 5 at an unfortunate 6 time that falls upon them suddenly.
So the Lord’s word to them will sound like meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. 1 As a result, they will fall on their backsides when they try to walk, 2 and be injured, ensnared, and captured. 3