Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me; peradventure I shall be able to smite them and drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest shall be blessed, and he whom thou cursest shall be cursed.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without cause.
Each one helped his neighbour; and each one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
And those that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry and shall send gifts one to another because these two prophets tormented those that dwelt on the earth.
1 Samuel 23:19
Then those of Ziph came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the woods in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the right hand side of the wilderness?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.
Then the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled together in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Of laying snares
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare has broken, and we are escaped.
The proud have hid a snare for me and cords; they have spread a net; on the path they have set snares for me. Selah.
He has said in his heart, God has forgotten; he hides his face; he will never see it.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips; for who, say they, doth hear?
Yet they say, JAH shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, each man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the earth.