Then he will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel he'll also be a stone with which someone strikes himself, a rock one stumbles over, a trap and a snare to those who live in Jerusalem.
I'll set a trap for you, and you will be caught, Babylon, but you don't realize it. You will be found and also seized, because you challenged the LORD!
But I'll throw my net over him. As a result, he'll be captured with my net, and with it I'll bring him to Babel, the land of the Chaldeans. He won't see it, though he'll die there.
I'll spread my net over him so that he'll be caught in my snare. I'll bring him to Babylon and carry out my sentence there because of his treachery toward me.
"This is what the Lord GOD says: "I'm coming fishing for you! Right in the sight of many nations they'll haul you up in my dragnet.
When they go, I'll cast my net over them. I'll bring them down, as one shoots birds in the sky. I'll chasten them, as the assembly has already heard.
He sent fire from on high, making it penetrate my bones. He stretched out a net at my feet, forcing me to turn back. He made me desolate; I'm fainting all day long.
then at least you must know that God has accused me of wrong, and trapped me with his net."
You have led us into a trap and set burdens on our backs.
An evil man is trapped by transgression, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
"For he has stumbled into a net with his own feet; he walked right into the network! The trap seizes him by the heel; a snare tightens its hold on him. A rope lies hidden in the dirt; a trap lies waiting for him where he is walking."
In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.
That's why disaster surrounds you, terror suddenly overwhelms you,
Thorns and snares lie in the path of the perverse person, but whoever is cautious stays far away from them.
May their dining tables entrap them, and become a snare for their allies.
Does a bird fall into a snare on the ground without any bait in the trap? Will a trap snap shut when there is nothing to catch?
"Terror and pit and snare are coming in your direction, you inhabitants of the earth!
Terror, pit, and trap will be used against you who live in Moab," declares the LORD.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. For the windows of judgment from above are opened, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
"The one who flees from the terror will fall into a pit. And the one who comes up out of the pit will be caught in a trap. For I'll bring upon her, that is upon Moab, the time of her punishment," declares the LORD.
"Constantly be on your guard so that your hearts will not be loaded down with self-indulgence, drunkenness, and the worries of this life, or that day will take you by surprise