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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 if a man digs a pit and he does not cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit will pay restitution; he will pay silver to its owner, but the dead [animal] will be for him.

2 Samuel 18:17

They took Absalom and they threw him into the large pit in the forest and raised a very great heap of stones over him. Then all of Israel fled, each to his tent.

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of Ish-Hai, [was] a great [man] of deeds from Kabzeel. He struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab, and he went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Matthew 12:11

But he said to them, "What man will there be among you who will have one sheep and if this one fell into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift [it] out?

Mark 12:1

And he began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard, and put a fence [around it], and dug a trough for the winepress, and built a watchtower, and leased it to tenant farmers, and went on a journey.

Luke 6:39

And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Psalm 35:7-8

For without cause they secretly hide the pit with their net for me; without cause they dug [it] for my life. Let {unforeseen ruin} come on him, and his net that he hid, let it catch him. Let him fall into it in ruin.

Psalm 7:15

He makes a pit and digs it out, then falls in [the] trap he has made.

Psalm 9:15

[The] nations have fallen in [the] pit [that] they made; their foot is caught in [the] net that they hid.

Psalm 57:6

They have set a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me; they have fallen into the midst of it. Selah

Psalm 94:13

to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.

Proverbs 26:27

He who digs a pit, in it he will fall, and he who rolls a stone, on him it will come back.

Isaiah 24:17-18

Terror and [the] pit and [the] snare [are] upon you, inhabitants of the earth! And this shall happen: The one who flees from the sound of the terror shall fall into the pit, and the one who goes up from {inside the pit} shall be caught in the snare, for [the] windows from heaven are opened, and [the] foundations of [the] earth tremble.

Jeremiah 18:20-22

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them. {Therefore} give their children to the famine, and hand them over to [the] {power} of [the] sword, and let their wives be bereaved and widows, and let their men be killed by death, their young men struck dead [by the] sword in the battle. Let a cry for help be heard from their houses when you suddenly bring upon them [the] raiding band, for they have dug a pit to catch me, and they have fixed secretly a trap for my feet.

Jeremiah 48:43-44

Dread, and pit, and a trapping net [are] against you, O inhabitant of Moab," {declares} Yahweh. "He [who] flees {before} the dread will fall into the pit, and the [one who] climbs up from the pit will be caught in the trapping net, for I will bring on Moab the year of their punishment," {declares} Yahweh.

Ezekiel 19:4

And nations heard about him; in their pit he was caught, and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

Job 9:30-31

If I wash myself with soap, and I cleanse my hands with lye, then you plunge me into the [slime] pit, and my clothes abhor me.

Psalm 88:6

You have set me in [the] pit below, in dark places, in [the] depths.

Proverbs 23:27

For a deep pit is a prostitute, and a narrow well is {an adulteress}.

Lamentations 3:53-55

{They have silenced me in a pit}, they have thrown a stone at me. Water has flown over my head, I said, "I am cut off." I have called your name, O Yahweh, from the depths of the pit.

Zechariah 9:11

[As for] you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will release your prisoners from {the waterless pit}.

Isaiah 14:15

But you are brought down to Sheol, to [the] depths of [the] pit.

Job 33:18

He spares his life from [the] pit and his life from passing over the river [of death].

Psalm 28:1

To you, O Yahweh, I call. O my rock, do not be deaf to me. Or else, if you are silent to me, then I will become like those descending to [the] pit.

Psalm 30:3

O Yahweh, you have brought my life up from Sheol. You preserved me alive from among those going down to [the] pit.

Psalm 55:23

But you, O God, you will bring them down to [the] pit of corruption. [The] men of bloodshed and deceit will not live half their days, but I will trust you.

Psalm 69:15

Do not let the torrent of waters flood over me, or [the] deep swallow me, or the pit close its mouth over me.

Psalm 88:4

I am reckoned with [those] descending to [the] pit. I am like a man without strength,

Psalm 143:7

Quickly answer me, O Yahweh; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I will become like [those] descending to [the] pit.

Proverbs 1:12

Like Sheol, we will swallow them alive and whole, {like those who descend to the pit}.

Isaiah 14:19

But [as for] you, you are thrown away from your grave, like an abhorrent shoot, clothed with [the] slain, those pierced [by the] sword, those who go down to [the] stones of [the] pit, like a corpse that is trodden down.

Isaiah 38:17-18

Look! Bitterness was bitter to me for peace. And you were the one who loved my life from [the] pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back. For Sheol cannot praise you; death [cannot] praise you. Those who go down [to the] pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

Ezekiel 26:20

And I will bring you down with [those who are] going down to the grave, {an ancient people}, and I will cause you to dwell in the world of [the] depths, in the ruins from of old with [those who are] going down to [the] grave, so that you will not be inhabited and {have a place} in [the] land of [the] living.

Ezekiel 28:8

They will thrust you down to the pit, and you will die {a violent death} in [the] heart of [the] seas.

Ezekiel 31:14

[This occurred] so that all of [the] trees [with abundant] water will not become tall, and they will not set their treetop between [their] thick foliage, and [so that]{all of the trees that are abundantly watered} {will not stand up to them} in their tallness, for all of them, they have been given [over] to death, to [the] world below in the midst of {mortals}, to [the people] going down to the grave."

Ezekiel 32:23-25

who will be given its graves in [the] remote areas of [the] pit, and its assembly will be all around its grave, all of them killed, fallen by the sword, [those] who spread terror in [the] land of [the] living. Elam [is] there and all of its hordes, all around its grave, all of them dead who fell by the sword, [those] who went down uncircumcised to [the] depths of [the] underworld, [those] who spread their terror to [the] land of [the] living, and [now] they bear their disgrace with [the people] going down [to the] grave. In the midst of [the] slain they made a bed for her with all of her hordes all around its graves, all of them uncircumcised, slain by [the] sword, for their terror was spread in [the] land of [the] living, and they [now] bear their disgrace with [the people] going down to [the] grave; in the midst of [the] slain it was placed.

Jonah 2:6

I went down to the foundations of [the] mountains; the Underworld--its bars [were] around me forever. But you brought up my life from [the] pit, Yahweh my God.

Isaiah 30:33

For Topheth has been prepared from yesterday; indeed, it is made ready for the king. He makes its pile of wood deep and wide; he makes fire and wood {abundant}. The breath of Yahweh burns in it like a stream of sulfur.

Topics on Pits

Digging Pits

20;26;27

He who digs a pit, in it he will fall, and he who rolls a stone, on him it will come back.

Opening Pits

66;9;2

And he opened the shaft of the abyss, and smoke went up from the shaft like smoke from a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the shaft.

Pits As A Term For Graves

23;14;15

But you are brought down to Sheol, to [the] depths of [the] pit.

Pits Symbolizing Grief

23;38;17

Look! Bitterness was bitter to me for peace. And you were the one who loved my life from [the] pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.