Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Cry aloud, spare not. Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare to my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.
And thou, son of man, will thou judge, will thou judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.
Let a cry be heard from their houses when thou shall bring a troop suddenly upon them, for they have dug a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
1 Samuel 19:10
And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall. And David fled, and escaped that night.
He lurks in secret as a lion in his covert. He lays in wait to catch the poor man. He catches the poor man when he draws him in his net.
They encourage themselves in an evil purpose. They converse of laying snares secretly. They say, Who will see them?
If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.
and makes men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
and likewise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not, from henceforth thou will be catching men.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.