80 Bible Verses about Trap
Most Relevant Verses
Can anyone catch it by its eyes, or pierce its nose with a snare?
But these people are looted and plundered; all of them are trapped in pits and held captive in prisons. They were carried away as loot with no one to rescue them; they were carried away as plunder, and no one says, "Bring that back!"
The nations heard about him; he was trapped in their pit. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
Does a bird swoop down into a trap on the ground if there is no bait? Does a trap spring up from the ground unless it has surely caught something?
The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan River opposite Ephraim. Whenever an Ephraimite fugitive said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he said, "No," then they said to him, "Say 'Shibboleth!'" If he said, "Sibboleth" (and could not pronounce the word correctly), they grabbed him and executed him right there at the fords of the Jordan. On that day forty-two thousand Ephraimites fell dead.
if you have been ensnared by the words you have uttered, and have been caught by the words you have spoken,
The evil person is ensnared by the transgression of his speech, but the righteous person escapes out of trouble.
those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges.
Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap him with his own words.
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau, Bring me some wild game and prepare for me some tasty food. Then I will eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord before I die.' Now then, my son, do exactly what I tell you!read more.
Go to the flock and get me two of the best young goats. I'll prepare them in a tasty way for your father, just the way he loves them. Then you will take it to your father. Thus he will eat it and bless you before he dies." "But Esau my brother is a hairy man," Jacob protested to his mother Rebekah, "and I have smooth skin! My father may touch me! Then he'll think I'm mocking him and I'll bring a curse on myself instead of a blessing."
When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped him of his tunic, the special tunic that he wore. Then they took him and threw him into the cistern. (Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it.)
But the woman said to him, "Look, you are aware of what Saul has done; he has removed the mediums and magicians from the land! Why are you trapping me so you can put me to death?"
They replied to the king, "As for this man who exterminated us and who schemed against us so that we were destroyed and left without status throughout all the borders of Israel --
The people of the land executed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and they made his son Josiah king in his place.
(Qof) I called for my lovers, but they had deceived me. My priests and my elders perished in the city. Truly they had searched for food to keep themselves alive.
The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster. Your schemes will bring shame to your house. Because you destroyed many nations, you will self-destruct. For the stones in the walls will cry out, and the wooden rafters will answer back.
But Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
They must not live in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you.
You must destroy all the people whom the Lord your God is about to deliver over to you; you must not pity them or worship their gods, for that will be a snare to you.
But if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you, and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them, know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God gave you.
At that time I also warned you, 'If you disobey, I will not drive out the Canaanites before you. They will ensnare you and their gods will lure you away.'"
Gideon used all this to make an ephod, which he put in his hometown of Ophrah. All the Israelites prostituted themselves to it by worshiping it there. It became a snare to Gideon and his family.
She said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you will not share your secret with me? Three times you have deceived me and have not told me what makes you so strong." She nagged him every day and pressured him until he was sick to death of it.
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the faithless will be captured by their own desires.
It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.
Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
and say 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands on all their wrists and make headbands for heads of every size to entrap people's lives! Will you entrap my people's lives, yet preserve your own lives?
Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen closely, O king! For judgment is about to overtake you! For you were like a trap to Mizpah, like a net spread out to catch Tabor.
The fear of people becomes a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be set on high.
Some from Benjamin and Judah also came to David's stronghold. David went out to meet them and said, "If you come to me in peace and want to help me, then I will make an alliance with you. But if you come to betray me to my enemies when I have not harmed you, may the God of our ancestors take notice and judge!"
Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.
A deceiver's methods are evil; he dreams up evil plans to ruin the poor with lies, even when the needy are in the right.
The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right. He plans ways to sin while he lies in bed; he is committed to a sinful lifestyle; he does not reject what is evil.
They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
A wicked scoundrel digs up evil, and his slander is like a scorching fire. A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends. A violent person entices his neighbor, and leads him down a path that is terrible.read more.
The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips brings about evil.
Those who seek my life try to entrap me; those who want to harm me speak destructive words; all day long they say deceitful things.
Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
They plotted against him and by royal decree stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord's temple.
When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and no breach remained in it (even though up to that time I had not positioned doors in the gates), Sanballat and Geshem sent word to me saying, "Come on! Let's set up a time to meet together at Kephirim in the plain of Ono." Now they intended to do me harm. So I sent messengers to them saying, "I am engaged in an important work, and I am unable to come down. Why should the work come to a halt when I leave it to come down to you?"read more.
They contacted me four times in this way, and I responded the same way each time.
Because God has untied my tent cord and afflicted me, people throw off all restraint in my presence. On my right the young rabble rise up; they drive me from place to place, and build up siege ramps against me.
The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up.
For I hear what so many are saying, the terrifying news that comes from every direction. When they plot together against me, they figure out how they can take my life.
May those who seek my life be embarrassed and humiliated! May those who plan to harm me be turned back and ashamed!
The wicked lay a trap for me, but I do not wander from your precepts.
Proud men hide a snare for me; evil men spread a net by the path; they set traps for me. (Selah)
Even when my strength leaves me, you watch my footsteps. In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
"Indeed, there are wicked scoundrels among my people. They lie in wait like bird catchers hiding in ambush. They set deadly traps to catch people.
Let cries of terror be heard in their houses when you send bands of raiders unexpectedly to plunder them. For they have virtually dug a pit to capture me and have hidden traps for me to step into.
You have seen all their vengeance, all their plots against me. (Sin/Shin) You have heard their taunts, O Lord, all their plots against me.
(Resh) Our very life breath -- the Lord's anointed king -- was caught in their traps, of whom we thought, "Under his protection we will survive among the nations."
Consequently the supervisors and satraps were trying to find some pretext against Daniel in connection with administrative matters. But they were unable to find any such damaging evidence, because he was trustworthy and guilty of no negligence or corruption. So these men concluded, "We won't find any pretext against this man Daniel unless it is in connection with the law of his God." So these supervisors and satraps came by collusion to the king and said to him, "O King Darius, live forever!read more.
To all the supervisors of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, counselors, and governors it seemed like a good idea for a royal edict to be issued and an interdict to be enforced. For the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human other than you, O king, should be thrown into a den of lions.
The commanding officer took him by the hand, withdrew privately, and asked, "What is it that you want to report to me?" He replied, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as if they were going to inquire more thoroughly about him. So do not let them persuade you to do this, because more than forty of them are lying in ambush for him. They have bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink anything until they have killed him, and now they are ready, waiting for you to agree to their request."
Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail? The kings of the earth form a united front; the rulers collaborate against the Lord and his anointed king.
who said by the Holy Spirit through your servant David our forefather, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot foolish things?
Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.
Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.
Although I trained and strengthened them, they plot evil against me!
From you, O Nineveh, one has marched forth who plots evil against the Lord, a wicked military strategist.
Then the Pharisees went out and planned together to entrap him with his own words.
But Jesus realized their evil intentions and said, "Hypocrites! Why are you testing me?
But he saw through their hypocrisy and said to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."
And while they were eating he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."
So the Pharisees went out immediately and began plotting with the Herodians, as to how they could assassinate him.
Thus they were unable in the presence of the people to trap him with his own words. And stunned by his answer, they fell silent.
(Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against him.) Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.
So Judas obtained a squad of soldiers and some officers of the chief priests and Pharisees. They came to the orchard with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, because he knew everything that was going to happen to him, came and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"
The prophet is a watchman over Ephraim on behalf of God, yet traps are laid for him along all of his paths; animosity rages against him in the land of his God.
When both the Gentiles and the Jews (together with their rulers) made an attempt to mistreat them and stone them,
where he stayed for three months. Because the Jews had made a plot against him as he was intending to sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.
The one who leads the upright astray in an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
His vigorous steps are restricted, and his own counsel throws him down. For he has been thrown into a net by his feet and he wanders into a mesh. A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare grips him.read more.
A rope is hidden for him on the ground and a trap for him lies on the path.
The Lord revealed himself; he accomplished justice; the wicked were ensnared by their own actions. (Higgaion. Selah)
Topics on Trap
Escaping The TrapPsalm 141:9
Protect me from the snare they have laid for me, and the traps the evildoers have set.
Pit Used As TrapsProverbs 26:27
The one who digs a pit will fall into it; the one who rolls a stone -- it will come back on him.