12 Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:

As fish are caught in a cruel net,
    or birds are taken in a snare,
so people are trapped by evil times(A)
    that fall unexpectedly upon them.(B)

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Their tongue(A) is a deadly arrow;
    it speaks deceitfully.
With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors,(B)
    but in their hearts they set traps(C) for them.(D)

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Judgment Against Israel

“Hear this, you priests!
    Pay attention, you Israelites!
Listen, royal house!
    This judgment(A) is against you:
You have been a snare(B) at Mizpah,
    a net(C) spread out on Tabor.

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The faithful have been swept from the land;(A)
    not one(B) upright person remains.
Everyone lies in wait(C) to shed blood;(D)
    they hunt each other(E) with nets.(F)

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