Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
Like as a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
The godly man has perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
But do not yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from you.
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?
Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's cub, and none made them afraid?
There is a sound of the wailing of the shepherds; for their glory is in ruins: a sound of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of the Jordan is in ruins.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
And she brought up one of her cubs: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
They take up all of them with the hook, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragnet: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that sneers at him.
All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto you, who delivers the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that plunders him?
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright behavior.
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.
As a roaring lion, and a charging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
What do you mean that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? says the Lord GOD of hosts.
The schemes also of the schemer are evil: he devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks justly.
The people of the land have used oppression, and committed robbery, and have oppressed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;
Since therefore you tread upon the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink wine of them.
You did thrust through with his own arrows the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was like devouring the poor secretly.