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Jeremiah 5:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For there have been found among my people, lawless men,—One lieth in wait, as with the stooping of fowlers, They have set a trap, they capture, men:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the wicked have been found among My people. It looketh about the covering of snares, They have set up a trap—men they capture.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For among my people are found wicked men: they lay waite as hee that setteth snares, they set a trap, they catch men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For among my people were found ungodly men; and they have set snares to destroy men, and have caught [them].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
among my people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
are found 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
[men]: they lay wait, 7789
{7789} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of going round for inspection); to spy out, that is, (generally) survey, (for evil) lurk for, (for good) care for.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
as he that setteth 7918
{7918} Prime
A primitive root; to weave (that is, lay) a trap; figuratively (ghrough the idea of secreting) to allay (passions; physically abate a flood).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
snares; 3353
{3353} Prime
Passive participle of H3369; properly entangled, that is, by implication (intransitively) a snare, or (transitively) a snarer.
they set 5324
{5324} Prime
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
a trap, 4889
{4889} Prime
From H7843; destructive, that is, (as noun) destruction, literally (specifically a snare) or figuratively (corruption).
they catch 3920
{3920} Prime
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
men. y582
[0582] Standard
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
(0376) Complement
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 5:26

_ _ (Proverbs 1:11, Proverbs 1:17, Proverbs 1:18; Habakkuk 1:15).

_ _ as he that setteth snares — rather, “as fowlers crouch” [Maurer].

_ _ trap — literally, “destruction”: the instrument of destruction.

_ _ catch men — not as Peter, to save (Luke 5:10), but to destroy men.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 5:25-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 5:26

They catch — Such a trap did Jezebel lay for Naboth, 1 Kings 21:9-10. Such an one was that conspiracy of more than forty men against Paul, Acts 23:13-15.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people [is] foolish, they have not known me; they [are] sottish children, and they have none understanding: they [are] wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Ezekiel 22:2-12 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations. ... In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

lay wait:
or, pry as fowlers lie in wait,
Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
1 Samuel 19:10-11 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night. ... Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
Psalms 10:9-10 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. ... He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
Psalms 64:5 They encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Proverbs 1:17-18 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. ... And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
Habakkuk 1:14-15 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, [that have] no ruler over them? ... They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.


Luke 5:10 And so [was] also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
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1S 19:10. Ps 10:9; 64:5. Pv 1:11, 17. Is 58:1. Jr 4:22; 18:22. Ezk 22:2. Hab 1:14. Lk 5:10.

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