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15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug.
    Their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known to be fair by the things he does.
    Evil people are trapped by what they have done.
17 Sinful people go down to the place of the dead.
    So do all the nations that forget God.

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15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;(A)
    their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.(B)
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
    the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[a](C)
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,(D)
    all the nations that forget God.(E)

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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.

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