Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

General references

Bible References


Ecclesiastes 8:5
He who keeps a commandment shall know no evil thing. And a wise man's heart discerns the time and decision.
Luke 19:42
saying, If thou knew, even thou, indeed even in this thy day, the things for thy peace. But now they are hidden from thine eyes.
2 Corinthians 6:2
(for he says, At an acceptable time I heard thee, and in a day of salvation I helped thee. Behold, now is an acceptable time. Behold, now is a day of salvation),
1 Peter 2:12
Having your behavior good among the Gentiles, so that, upon which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may glorify God in the day of visitation, from having observed your good works.

As the fishes

Proverbs 7:22
He goes after her straightaway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
Habakkuk 1:14
and makes men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
2 Timothy 2:26
and they may sober up out of the snare of the devil, having been captured by him for his will.

The sons

Job 18:8
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon the toils.
Psalm 11:6
He will rain snares upon sinners. Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Psalm 73:18
Surely thou set them in slippery places. Thou cast them down to destruction.
Proverbs 6:15
Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly. Suddenly he shall be broken, and that without remedy.
Proverbs 29:6
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.
Isaiah 30:13
therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant.
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, Thou foolish man, they demand thy soul from thee this night, and the things that thou prepared, whose will they be?
Luke 17:26
And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of man.
Luke 21:34
But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down in debauchery and drunkenness and mundane cares, and that day come upon you sudden.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction approaches them, as the woman having birth pangs in her womb, and they will, no, not escape.
2 Peter 2:12
But these men, like irrational beasts of nature, having been born for capture and destruction, speaking evil at which things they do not understand, will be destroyed in their corruption,

General references

Ezekiel 32:3
Thus says lord LORD: I will spread out my net upon thee with a company of many peoples, and they shall bring thee up in my net.
Amos 3:5
Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no net is [set] for him? Shall a snare spring up from the ground, and have taken nothing at all?