23 And when the report was investigated and found to be true, the two officials were impaled(A) on poles. All this was recorded in the book of the annals(B) in the presence of the king.(C)

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16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
    the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.

19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion
    only to meet a bear,(A)
as though he entered his house
    and rested his hand on the wall
    only to have a snake bite him.(B)

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