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.

General references

Bible References

He lieth

Psalm 17:12
{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.
Psalm 59:3
For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh.
Micah 7:2
The faithful [person] has perished from the land, and there is none who is upright among humankind. All of them lie in wait; each hunts his brother [with] a net.
Acts 23:21
You therefore do not be persuaded by them, because more [than] forty men of {their number} are lying in wait [for] him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have done away with him. And now they are ready, waiting for {you to agree}."


Lamentations 3:10
To me he [is] like a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.
Amos 3:4
Does a lion roar in the forest {when he has no prey}? Does a fierce, young lion cry out from his den unless he has caught [something]?
Nahum 2:11
Where [now] [is] the den of [the] lions and [the] cave of the fierce lions? There the lioness, the cub, and the lion once {prowled}, {and no one disturbed them}.
Zechariah 11:3
[Listen to] the wailing of the shepherds, for their splendor is ruined! [Listen to] the roar of [the] young lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are ruined!

To catch

Jeremiah 5:26
For wicked people are found among my people, they lie in wait like the hiding of fowlers, they set up a trap, they catch humans.
Ezekiel 19:3
And she raised up one from her cubs; he became a fierce lion, and he learned to tear prey; he ate humans.
Habakkuk 1:15
He brings up all of them with a fishhook; he drags them up with a fishnet; he gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore, he rejoices and exults.
John 10:12
The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]--

Poor, when

Psalm 12:5
"Because of [the] oppression of [the] afflicted, because of [the] groaning of [the] poor, now I will rise up," Yahweh says. "I shall put [them] in [the] safety [for which] they long."
Psalm 35:10
All of my bones shall say, "O Yahweh, who [is] like you, who delivers [the] poor from [one] stronger than he and [the] poor and needy from [the one who] robs him?"
Psalm 37:14
[The] wicked have drawn [the] sword and have bent their bow to throw down [the] poor and [the] needy, to kill [those] upright in [their] way.
Psalm 109:31
for he stands at [the] right [hand] of [the] needy, to save [him] from those judging his life.
Job 5:15
And he saves from the sword of their mouth, {even} [the] poor from the hand of the strong.
Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor insults him who made him, but he who has mercy on the poor honors him.
Proverbs 22:16
He who oppresses the poor [in order] to enrich himself, [or] gives to the rich, {will come to poverty}.
Proverbs 28:15
[Like] a roaring lion and a charging bear [is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Isaiah 3:15
{Why} do you crush my people and grind [the] face of [the] poor?" {declares} the Lord Yahweh of hosts.
Isaiah 32:7
And a scoundrel, his weapons [are] evil; he plans evil devices to ruin [the] poor with words of deception even when the speech of [the] needy [is] right.
Ezekiel 22:29
They severely oppress the people of the land, and {they committed robbery}, and they mistreated [the] needy and [the] poor, and they oppressed the alien {without} justice.
Amos 2:6
Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke [the punishment], because they sell the righteous for money and the poor for a pair of sandals!
Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you trample on [the] poor and you take a grain tax from them, you built houses of dressed stone, but you will not live in them. You built vineyards of delightfulness, but you will not drink their wine.
Habakkuk 3:14
You pierced the head of his warriors with his own arrows; they came like a whirlwind to scatter me, their exultation like [one who] devours the afflicted in ambush.

General references

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.
Matthew 2:7
Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men [and] determined precisely from them the time [when] the star appeared.