He lurks in secret like a lion in a thicket. He lurks in order to seize the afflicted. He seizes the afflicted and drags him in his net.
They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of evildoers,
No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise, the Hebrews will make swords or spears."
Let us go up against Judah, terrorize it, and conquer it for ourselves. Then we can install Tabeel's son as king in it."
This is what the Lord God says: It will not happen; it will not occur.
They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so they could catch Him in what He said, to hand Him over to the governor's rule and authority.
They questioned Him, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You don't show partiality, but teach truthfully the way of God.
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
But detecting their craftiness, He said to them,
For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock.
You hide them in the protection of Your presence; You conceal them in a shelter from the schemes of men, from quarrelsome tongues.
The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.