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He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket.[a]
He lies in ambush, waiting to catch[b] the oppressed;
he catches the oppressed[c] by pulling in his net.[d]

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  1. Psalm 10:9 tn Or “in its den.”
  2. Psalm 10:9 tn The verb, which also appears in the next line, occurs only here and in Judg 21:21.
  3. Psalm 10:9 tn The singular form is collective (see v. 10) or refers to the typical or representative oppressed individual.
  4. Psalm 10:9 tn Or “when he [i.e., the wicked man] pulls in his net.”sn The background of the imagery is hunting, where the hunter uses a net to entrap an unsuspecting bird or wild animal.