He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.
For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.
So now, I pray you, take your weapons, your [arrows in a] quiver and your bow, and go out into the open country and hunt game for me,
Judah, a lion's cub! With the prey, my son, you have gone high up [the mountain]. He stooped down, he crouched like a lion, and like a lioness -- "who dares provoke and rouse him?
And any of the Israelites or of the strangers who sojourn among them who takes in hunting any clean beast or bird shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust.
1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, see the skirt of your robe in my hand! Since I cut off the skirt of your robe and did not kill you, you know and see that there is no evil or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, yet you hunt my life to take it.
We are like a bird escaped from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
Can you [Job] hunt the prey for the lion? Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions
Behold, a people! They rise up as a lioness and lift themselves up as a lion; he shall not lie down until he devours the prey and drinks the blood of the slain.
The old and strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.
Like a lion greedy and eager to tear his prey, and as a young lion lurking in hidden places.
Against me they opened their mouths wide, like a ravening and roaring lion.
The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God.
Their roaring is like that of a lioness, they roar like young lions; they growl and seize their prey and carry it safely away, and there is none to deliver it.
And he [Jehoiachin] went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion and learned to catch prey, and he devoured men.
There is a conspiracy of [Israel's false] prophets in the midst of her, like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken [in their greed] treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.
Will a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he has taken nothing?
The lion tore in pieces enough for his whelps and strangled [prey] for his lionesses; he filled his caves with prey and his dens with what he had seized and carried off.
They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.
Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high [inaccessible place]? On the cliff he dwells and remains securely, upon the point of the rock and the stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; and his eyes see it afar off.read more.
His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.
And though they hide themselves on the top of [Mount] Carmel, from there I will search out and take them; and though they [try to] hide from My sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent and it shall bite them.
Why do you, as if you were God, pursue and persecute me? [Acting like wild beasts] why are you not satisfied with my flesh?
Behold, I will send for many fishers, says the Lord, and they will fish them out; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and out of the clefts of the rocks.
My net also will I spread over him, and he shall be taken in My snare, and I will bring him to Babylonia, to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
The wicked in pride and arrogance hotly pursue and persecute the poor; let them be taken in the schemes which they have devised.
For among My people are found wicked men; they watch like fowlers who lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
Then Jacob became angry and reproached and argued with Laban. And Jacob said to Laban, What is my fault? What is my sin, that you so hotly pursued me?
1 Samuel 23:23
See and take note of all his hiding places and come back to me with the certain facts, and I will go with you. If he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.
1 Samuel 26:20
Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the Lord; for the king of Israel is come out to seek one flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.
For the wicked is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a lattice-covered pit. A trap will catch him by the heel, and a snare will lay hold on him. A noose is hidden for him on the ground and a trap for him in the way.
The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I do not stray from Your precepts.
The proud have hidden a snare for me; they have spread cords as a net by the wayside, they have set traps for me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and the snares of evildoers.
Deliver yourself, as a roe or gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
To turn aside the needy from justice and to make plunder of the rightful claims of the poor of My people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
And like the chased roe or gazelle, and like sheep that no man gathers, each [foreign resident] will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.
Yes, truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.
I have been hunted down like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause.
The godly man has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; each hunts his brother with a net.
And God was with the youth, and he developed; and he dwelt in the wilderness and became an archer.
The slothful man does not catch his game or roast it once he kills it, but the diligent man gets precious possessions.