Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.
1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
1 Samuel 23:23
See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
1 Samuel 26:20
Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.