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 5:26

  • 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.
  • Jeremiah 5:26- I believe that some of God's people listen and scrutinize every word, and action that someone says, just to set a trap to see them fall.

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