They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dig a pit before me, into the middle whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 7:15,16 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made...
Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...
Psalm 35:7,8 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul...
Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
1 Samuel 23:22-26 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there...
Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...
Psalm 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites...
Psalm 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privately laid a snare for me.
Psalm 143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
Matthew 26:37,38 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy...
ContextMy Soul Takes Refuge in You
1Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over. 2I will cry to God most high; to God that performes all things for me. 3He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth. 6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dig a pit before me, into the middle whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. 7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9I will praise you, O Lord, among the people: I will sing to you among the nations. 10For your mercy is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds. 11Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens: let your glory be above all the earth.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me; They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.
Darby Bible Translation
They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.
King James Bible
They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.