Then the officials of Pharaoh told him, "How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go so they may serve the LORD their God! Don't you realize yet that Egypt is about to be destroyed?"
1 Samuel 18:21
Saul told himself, "I'll give her to him and she can be a snare to him and the Philistines will harm him." So Saul told David, "For a second time you can be my son-in-law today."
I discovered for myself a bitterness that surpasses that of death: the woman whose heart is full of snares and nets, whose hands are chains of bondage. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the transgressor will be trapped by her.
They imprisoned him in a cage with hooks and brought him to the king of Babel. Then they placed him in their dungeon where his voice would no longer be heard on the mountains of Israel.
The surrounding nations attacked. They tossed their net over him, and he was caught in their trap.
While Ephraim stands watch with my God, the prophet has snares set that will trap his ways, and hostility lodges in the Temple of his God.
1 Samuel 28:9
The woman told him, "Look, you know what Saul has done. He has removed mediums and spiritists from the land, so why are you trying to entrap me, so as to cause my death?"
know for certain that the LORD your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap for you, a whip to your backs, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that the LORD your God has given you.
The adversary captures them with a hook, gathering them up in a fishing net. He collects them with a dragnet, rejoicing and gloating over his catch. Therefore he sacrifices to his fishing net, and burns incense in the presence of his dragnet, because by them his assets increase and he gets plenty of food. Is he to continue to empty his fishing net? Will he ever stop killing entire nations without mercy?"
Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.
They have set a snare for my feet, which makes me depressed. They dug a pit in front of me, but they are the ones who fell into it! Interlude
those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.
The faithful have died off, and there is not one upright human being in the land. They all stalk one another with lethal intent, a man will even hunt his own brother with a net.
Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.
The arrogant have laid a trap for me; they have spread a net with ropes, lining it with snares along the way. Interlude
A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.
"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.
"Hear this, priests, pay attention, house of Israel, listen, royal family! For judgment is coming your way, because you have been a trap to Mizpah, a snare spread out on Mount Tabor.
Though my spirit grows faint within me, you are aware of my path. Wherever I go, they have hidden a trap for me.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.
Though the wicked lay a trap for me, I haven't wandered away from your precepts.
Let a cry be heard from their houses because you have brought a raiding party against them suddenly. For they have dug a pit to capture me and have set traps for my feet.
They concoct an evil scheme for themselves; they enumerate their hidden snares; they say, "Who will see them?"
Your children have fainted. They lie at the head of every street, like antelope caught in a trap, filled with the anger of the LORD and the rebuke of your God.
Then they sent some Pharisees and some Herodians to him, intending to trap him in what he said.
Then the Pharisees went and planned how to trap Jesus in conversation.