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Theasaurus: Pits

46 Bible Verses about Pits

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Exodus 21:33-34

If a man opens a pit or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit is to make restitution. He is to pay money to its owner, and the dead animal will become his.

2 Samuel 18:17

Meanwhile, Joab's army grabbed Absalom's body, tossed it into a large pit in the forest, and filled it up with a huge pile of rocks. Then the Israelis ran away back to their homes.

2 Samuel 23:20

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

Matthew 12:11

But he asked them, "Is there a man among you who, if he had one sheep and it fell into a ditch on the Sabbath, wouldn't take hold of it and pull it out?

Mark 12:1

Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.

Luke 6:39

He also told them a parable: "One blind person can't lead another blind person, can he? Both will fall into a ditch, won't they?

Psalm 35:7-8

Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me. Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.

Psalm 7:15

He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.

Psalm 9:15

The nations have sunk down into the pit they made, their feet are ensnared in the trap they set.

Psalm 57:6

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

Psalm 94:13

keeping him calm when times are troubled until a pit has been dug for the wicked.

Proverbs 26:27

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and the stone will come back on whoever starts it rolling.

Isaiah 24:17-18

"Terror and pit and snare are coming in your direction, you inhabitants of the earth! 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.

Jeremiah 18:20-22

Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit to take my life. Remember! I stood before you and spoke good on their behalf in order to turn your wrath away from them. Therefore, make their children undergo famine, and deliver them over to death in time of war. May their women be childless widows! May their men be slaughtered! May their young men be slain by the sword in battle! 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.

Jeremiah 48:43-44

Terror, pit, and trap will be used against you who live in Moab," declares the LORD. "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.

Ezekiel 19:4

The nations heard about him. He had become caught in their trap. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

Job 9:30-31

"If I wash myself with water from snow, and cleanse my hands with lye, you'll still drop me into the Pit, and my own clothes will despise me.

Psalm 88:6

You have assigned me to the lowest part of the Pit, to the darkest depths.

Proverbs 23:27

because a prostitute is a deep pit, and the adulterous woman a narrow well.

Lamentations 3:53-55

They dumped me alive into a pit, sealing me in with stone. Water closed over my head, and I said, "I'm a dead man." I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the Pit,

Isaiah 14:15

But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.

Job 33:18

sparing his soul from the Pit and his life from violent death.

Psalm 28:1

To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.

Psalm 30:3

LORD, you brought me from death; you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.

Psalm 55:23

But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Psalm 69:15

Let neither the floodwaters overwhelm me nor let the deep swallow me up, nor the mouth of the well close over me.

Psalm 88:4

I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,

Psalm 103:4

he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit is failing. Do not hide your face from me; otherwise, I will become like those who descend to the Pit,

Proverbs 1:12

Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit.

Isaiah 14:19

But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,

Isaiah 38:17-18

Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back. For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

Ezekiel 26:20

I'll make sure that you go straight to the Pit, into the lowest part of the earth, where you'll be with people who lived in ancient times. You'll keep company there with the dead, who have gone into the Pit. As a result, your city won't be inhabited. Meanwhile, I will display my glory in the land of the living.

Ezekiel 31:14

As a result, none of its watered trees will grow tall, their tops will never reach to the clouds, and they'll never grow so high again, because all of them have been appointed to death in the world beneath where human beings go, that is, down to the Pit.'"

Ezekiel 32:23-25

Her grave will be set in the remotest part of the Pit, surrounded by those who accompanied her. All of them will have been killed, executed violently, who spread terror throughout the land of the living. "Elam will be there. Its hordes will surround Elam's grave. All of them have been killed. They died violently, and they have descended uncircumcised into the world below after having spread terror throughout the land of the living. They will bear the shame of those who descend to the Pit. They have prepared a bed for her and for her hordes that surround her graves. All of them are uncircumcised, having been killed violently, because they had spread terror throughout the land of the living. They will bear the shame of those who descend to the Pit and will take their place among the dead.

Jonah 2:6

I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth's prison bars closed around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead from the Pit, LORD my God!

Isaiah 30:33

For the Fire Pit has long been prepared; truly it is for the king; it will indeed be made ready. And its pyre will be deep and wide, with abundant fire and wood. Like a stream of burning sulfur, the breath of the LORD will set it ablaze.

Topics on Pits

Digging Pits

20;26;27

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and the stone will come back on whoever starts it rolling.

Opening Pits

66;9;2

It opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and smoke came out of the shaft like the smoke from a large furnace. The sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

Pits As A Term For Graves

23;14;15

But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.

Pits Symbolizing Grief

23;38;17

Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.

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