Pharaoh’s officials asked him, “How long must this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, so that they may worship Yahweh their God. Don’t you realize yet that Egypt is devastated?”
1 Samuel 18:21
“I’ll give her to him,” Saul thought. “She’ll be a trap for him, and the hand of the Philistines will be against him.” So Saul said to David a second time, “You can now be my son-in-law.”
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a trap, her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
They put a wooden yoke on him with hooks
and led him away to the king of Babylon.
They brought him into the fortresses
so his roar could no longer be heard
on the mountains of Israel.
Then the nations from the surrounding provinces
set out against him.
They spread their net over him;
he was caught in their pit.
Ephraim’s watchman is with my God.
The prophet encounters a fowler’s snare
on all his ways.
Hostility is in the house of his God!
1 Samuel 28:9
But the woman said to him, “You surely know what Saul has done, how he has killed the mediums and spiritists in the land. Why are you setting a trap for me to get me killed?”
know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out before you. They will become a snare and a trap for you, a scourge for your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God has given you.
The Chaldeans pull them all up with a hook,
catch them in their dragnet,
and gather them in their fishing net;
that is why they are glad and rejoice. That is why they sacrifice to their dragnet
and burn incense to their fishing net,
for by these things their portion is rich
and their food plentiful. Will they therefore empty their net
and continually slaughter nations without mercy?
They hid their net for me without cause;
they dug a pit for me without cause.
They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!Selah
those who, with their speech,
accuse a person of wrongdoing,
who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,
and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
Godly people have vanished from the land;
there is no one upright among the people.
All of them wait in ambush to shed blood;
they hunt each other with a net.
he lurks in secret like a lion in a thicket.
He lurks in order to seize the afflicted;
he seizes the afflicted and drags him in his net.
The proud hide a trap with ropes for me;
they spread a net along the path
and set snares for me.Selah
A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.
for wicked men live among My people.
They watch like fowlers lying in wait.
They set a trap;
they catch men.
Hear this, priests!
Pay attention, house of Israel!
Listen, royal house!
For the judgment applies to you
because you have been a snare at Mizpah
and a net spread out on Tabor.
Although my spirit is weak within me,
You know my way.Along this path I travel
they have hidden a trap for me.
Those who seek my life set traps,
and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me;
they plot treachery all day long.
The wicked have set a trap for me,
but I have not wandered from Your precepts.
Let a cry be heard from their houses
when You suddenly bring raiders against them,
for they have dug a pit to capture me
and have hidden snares for my feet.
They encourage each other in an evil plan;
they talk about hiding traps and say,
“Who will see them?”
Your children have fainted;
they lie at the head of every street
like an antelope in a net.
They are full of the Lord’s fury,
the rebuke of your God.
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to Him to trap Him by what He said.
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.