They are not to live in your land. Otherwise they will cause you to sin against me. If you worship their gods, it will become a snare for you."
You are to utterly destroy everyone whom the LORD your God will deliver to you. Don't have pity on them nor serve their gods. Otherwise, they will become a snare for you."
Therefore I'm now saying, "I won't expel them before you. Instead, they'll remain at your side, and their gods will ensnare you.'"
after they have been destroyed in your sight, be careful not to be ensnared as they were. Otherwise, you will seek their gods and ask yourselves, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise.'
Gideon crafted the booty into an ephod and enshrined it in his home town of Ophrah. Then all of Israel committed spiritual adultery with it there, and it became a snare for Gideon and his household.
They worshipped their idols, and this became a trap for them.
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
"Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you.
1 Timothy 6:9
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
2 Samuel 22:6
Binding ropes from Sheol entangled me while lethal snares hindered me.
The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me.
What the wise have to teach is a fountain of life and causes someone to avoid the snares of death.
There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it's a road to death.
2 Timothy 2:26
so that they might escape from the Devil's snare, even though they've been held captive by him to do his will.
1 Timothy 3:7
He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the Devil.
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one.