Jeremiah 5:26

“For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay waite as hee that setteth snares, they set a trap, they catch men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there are sinners among my people: they keep watch, like men watching for birds; they put a net and take men in it.
- Basic English Bible

For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.
- Darby Bible

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
- Webster's Bible

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For among My people are found wicked men; they pry, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 5:26


5:26 They catch - Such a trap did Jezebel lay for Naboth, #1Kings 21:9|,10. Such an one was that conspiracy of more than forty men against Paul, #Acts 23:13 |- 15.


Discussion for Jeremiah 5

  • Brianna vs. 31
    This is such a powerful question. You can profess to be a Christian while living a debauched life, but will you do when the end comes and you have to be judged? What can you say to the almighty God Jehovah? I went to church while knowingly sinning? Do you really think God will accept that excuse?
  • Geraldine cole
    When u don't hear the warning that God has sent to u by his messenger.u will find yourself before God at the judgement set God don't need to ask u any question he watches u every day all day and night he has given each one of us a angles to be with us 24 hour a day they take notes of our life .we are making our own spiritual movie it will be play back to us as we are dying and judging on how we live hell or heaven is waiting for us .u will not be able to blame anyone else for how U lived.not mother or father or sister or brother each person will be judge on his on life .stop blaming other for what u did .repent give it to God while u can.when u die its to late.
  • God says it all to plainly, "Unjust Leaders " Set traps to try and kill off the righteous and the upright at heart. The one 's that knowingly know what they are doing and do nothing, will suffer along with them, Lake of Fire for the unjust attacks and persecution on the righteous "These person will be in for a very big surprise " come the restoration of the King of Kings Lord of Lords. Very, Very close to the restoration....God will do what is Righteous. Then Gods Courtroom will be in session.
  • Patrick for verse 31
    The love of wealth has blinded the so called men of God. False prophets are already in action, be careful child ofGod.
  • Susan L. for verse 3
    Debra is right, on all accounts. We have the leaders we deserve, I 'm sorry to say. Until we humble ourselves and choose to live righteously, we have no right to expect God to intervene.
  • Ramlakhan
    The words of Jeremiah is alive today as never before. This is the condition of the church world and its leaders and followers. Let us seek the Lord Jesus Christ as never before with our entire being now!

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