Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

A serpent

General references

Bible References

That

Judges 9:5
Then he went to his father’s house at Ophrah and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself.
2 Samuel 17:23
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
2 Samuel 18:15
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.
Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
Psalm 7:15
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
Psalm 9:15
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
Proverbs 26:27
He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

A serpent

Amos 5:19
As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear meets him,
Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
And a snake bites him.
Amos 9:3
“Though they hide on the summit of Carmel,
I will search them out and take them from there;
And though they conceal themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea,
From there I will command the serpent and it will bite them.

General references

Exodus 21:33
“If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,