'Trap' in the Bible
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.
Therefore, I now say: I will not drive out these people before you. They will be thornsin your sides, and their gods will be a trap to you."
"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."
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?"
Jehoram turned his chariot around and took off. He said to Ahaziah, "It's a trap, Ahaziah!"
A trap catches [him] by the heel; a noose seizes him.
The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
The rabble rise up at my right; they trap my feet and construct their siege ramp against me.
Shall he be taken in front? will they pierce through his nose in the trap?
He made a pit and hollowed it out and has fallen into the hole which he made [before the trap was completed].
The nations have sunk down into the pit they made, their feet are ensnared in the trap they set.
My eyes look to the LORD continuously, because he's the one who releases my feet from the trap.
Rescue me from the net that they concealed to trap me; for you are my strength.
Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.
They have prepared a net to trap me; I am discouraged. They have dug a pit for me. They will fall into it! (Selah)
You lured us into a trap; You placed burdens on our backs.
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
They worshipped their idols, and this became a trap for them.
The arrogant dig pits to trap me, which violates your law.
The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from Your precepts.
We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.
The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah
Protect me from the trap they have set for me, and from the snares of evildoers.
Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me.
But [when these men set a trap for others] they are lying in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives.
for the Lord will be the source of your confidence, and he will guard your foot from being caught in a trap.
Escape like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from a fowler's trap.
He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap
till an arrow pierces his liver -- like a bird hurrying into a trap, and he does not know that it will cost him his life.
A fool's mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.
It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.
or you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap.
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.
A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
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.
For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net, or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time, as it suddenly falls on them.
He will be a sanctuary; but for the two houses of Israel, He will be a stone to stumble over and a rock to trip over, and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
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.
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.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.
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.
Terror, pit, and trap will be used against you who live in Moab," declares the LORD.
He who flees from the panic will fall in the pit, and he who climbs from the pit will be captured in the trap, for I will bring against Moab the year of their punishment. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
Babylon, I laid a trap for you, and you were caught, but you did not even know it. You were found and captured because you fought against the Lord.
The nations heard about him. He had become caught in their trap. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
The surrounding nations attacked. They tossed their net over him, and he was caught in their trap.
"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.
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.
Does a bird land in a trap on the ground if there is no bait for it? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has caught nothing?
Everyone who has a treaty with you will drive you to the border; everyone at peace with you will deceive and conquer you. Those who eat your bread will set a trap for you. He will be unaware of it.
If your right eye serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell (Gehenna).
And if your right hand serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your entire body should be cast into hell (Gehenna).
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to Him to trap Him by what He said.
they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.
So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended to be honest men in order to trap him in what he would say. They wanted to hand him over to the jurisdiction of the governor,
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.
"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
like a trap. For it will come on all who live on the face of the whole earth.
They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him. Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger.
And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another, but rather determine never to place an obstacle or a trap before a brother or sister.
We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.
Thus much I say in your own interest; not to lay a trap for you, but to help towards what is becoming, and enable you to wait on the Lord without distraction.
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil's trap, having been captured by him to do his will.
Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].