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15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
    Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
16 The Lord is known for his justice.
    The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Quiet Interlude[a]

17 The wicked will go down to the grave.[b]
    This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

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  1. 9:16 Hebrew Higgaion Selah. The meaning of this phrase is uncertain.
  2. 9:17 Hebrew to Sheol.