Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
For without cause they have put a net ready for me secretly, in which to take my soul.
The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.
Truly, you are such as would give up the child of a dead man to his creditors, and would make a profit out of your friend.
Is evil to be the reward of good? for they have made a deep hole for my soul. Keep in mind how I took my place before you, to say a good word for them so that your wrath might be turned away from them.
The nations have gone down into the hole which they made: in their secret net is their foot taken.
The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.
Let destruction come on them without their knowledge; let them be taken themselves in their secret nets, falling into the same destruction.
So that you may give him rest from the days of evil, till a hole is made ready for the destruction of the sinners.
As for those who come round me, let their heads be covered by the evil of their lips.
So Haman was put to death by hanging him on the pillar he had made for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath became less.
What I have seen is that those by whom trouble has been ploughed, and evil planted, get the same for themselves.
The evil-doer will be taken in the net of his crimes, and prisoned in the cords of his sin.
He who makes a hole in the earth will himself go falling into it: and on him by whom a stone is rolled the stone will come back again.
He who makes a hole for others will himself go into it, and for him who makes a hole through a wall the bite of a snake will be a punishment.