so that those who hate God won't take over and ruin people's lives.
That the hypocrite should not reign, Lest the people be ensnared.
That the hypocrite may not reign, lest the people should be ensnared.
He does this so that godless people cannot rule and so that they cannot trap people.
so that the godless man should not rule, and not lay snares for the people.*
34:30 so that the godless man should not rule,
and not lay snares for the people.2107
tn This last verse is difficult because it is unbalanced and cryptic. Some have joined the third line of v. 29 with this entire verse to make a couplet. But the same result is achieved by simply regarding this verse as the purpose of v. 29. But there still are some words that must be added. In the first colon, “[he is over the nations]…preventing from ruling.” And in the second colon, “laying” has to be supplied before “snares.”