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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A trap.

(1.) Psalm 140:5, 141:9, Amos 3:5, the Hebrew word used, mokesh, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered (Psalm 18:5; Proverbs 13:14, etc.).

(2.) Job 18:9, Isaiah 8:14, Hebrews pah, a plate or thin layer; and hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Psalm 69: 22, "Let their table before them become a net;" Amos 3:5, "Doth a bird fall into a net [pah] upon the ground where there is no trap-stick [mokesh] for her? doth the net [pah] spring up from the ground and take nothing at all?", Gesenius.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.

2. (conj.) If.

3. (v. i.) To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.

4. (n.) A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.

5. (n.) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.

6. (n.) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.

7. (n.) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.

8. (n.) A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.

9. (v. t.) To catch in a trap.

10. (v. t.) To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

jin (moqesh, pach): A noose of hair or wire for snaring wild birds alive. There are over half a dozen traps and net devices indicated by different terms in the Bible. The gin was of horse-hair for small birds and wire for larger ones. It is mentioned in Amos 3:5: "Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is set for him? shall a snare spring up from the ground, and have taken nothing at all?" Job writing in mental and physical discomfort on the ash heap included all methods mentioned in one outburst:

"For he is cast into a net by his own feet.

And he walketh upon the toils.

A gin shall take him by the heel,

And a snare shall lay hold on him,

A noose is hid for him in the ground.

And a trap for him in the way" (Job 18:8).

Gene Stratton-Porter

4608. sikera -- fermented liquor
... intoxicating drink (sometimes made from grapes); "strong drink, fermented from fruits,
grain, dates or honey, ie not beverages "such as whiskey, gin, and vodka ...
// - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
6341. pach -- a bird trap
... 6340, 6341. pach. 6341a . a bird trap. Transliteration: pach Phonetic Spelling:
(pakh) Short Definition: gin. gin, thin plate, snare ...
/hebrew/6341.htm - 5k

4170. moqesh -- a bait or lure, a snare
... snare (12), snares (8), trap (4). be ensnared, gin, is snared, trap. Or moqesh
{mo-kashe'}; from yaqosh; a noose (for catching animals ...
/hebrew/4170.htm - 6k


Omar and the Sacred vine
... Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced
gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you ...
// omar and the sacred.htm

A Few Nights after This, Diamond Woke up Suddenly...
... asleep: "Poor daddy! Baby's daddy takes too much beer and gin, and that makes
him somebody else, and not his own self at all. Baby's ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 18 a few nights.htm

A Strain of the Judgment of the Lord.
... Revive. [1301] ) Then shall men 'gin to weigh the awards. ... With marrow; the entwined
sinews rule. 205 The breathing bodies; and the veins 'gin throb. ...
/.../unknown/fathers of the third century tertullian appendix/4 a strain of the.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... prey. E-ana-gin, the king of Lagas who erected it, never rested until he
had subjected the rest of southern Babylonia to his sway. ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

The Christian Conception of Life Has Already Arisen in Our Society ...
... The position of Christian humanity with its prisons, galleys, gibbets, its factories
and accumulation of capital, its taxes, churches, gin-palaces, licensed ...
/.../the kingdom of god is within you/chapter xi the christian conception.htm

Hymn Before Meat
... Fowler's craft with gin and net Feathered tribes of heaven ensnares: Osier twigs
with lime o'erset That their airy flight may let His relentless guile prepares ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/iii hymn before meat.htm

"There, Baby!" Said Diamond; "I'M So Happy that I Can Only Sing ...
... "I could have taken Nanny's crossing till she came back; and then the money, instead
of going for Old Sal's gin, would have gone for father's beef-tea. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 25 there baby said.htm

Through all this Chaos, Then we Come Back once More to Our Main ...
... back to the old reality. It would be a great step forward for the gin shop
to go back to the inn. It is incontrovertibly true that ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 36 through all this.htm

When a Man is Asked to Write Down what He Really Thinks on ...
... Obviously Fagin, if he found such a boy, would teach him to drink gin, to lie,
to betray his country, to blaspheme and to wear false whiskers. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 31 when a man.htm

In the Course of this Crude Study we Shall have to Touch on what ...
... man he can pension him. He can (like the millionaire in the story) buy an
hotel to get a glass of gin. And because he, the luxurious ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 8 in the course.htm

Gin (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.
2. (conj.) If. ... Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine. ...
/g/gin.htm - 12k

Gin'nethoi (1 Occurrence)
Gin'nethoi. Ginnethoi, Gin'nethoi. Ginnethon . Multi-Version
Concordance Gin'nethoi (1 Occurrence). Nehemiah 12:4 Iddo ...
/g/gin'nethoi.htm - 6k

Gin'nethon (2 Occurrences)
Gin'nethon. Ginnethon, Gin'nethon. Ginnethon's . Multi-Version
Concordance Gin'nethon (2 Occurrences). Nehemiah 10:6 ...
/g/gin'nethon.htm - 6k

Ginnethon (3 Occurrences)
... GINNETHOI; GINNETHON. gin-e-tho'-i, gin'-e-thon (the King James Version Ginnetho),
(ginnethoy, and ginnethon): The head of a priestly family. ...
/g/ginnethon.htm - 7k

Ginnethoi (1 Occurrence)
... GINNETHOI; GINNETHON. gin-e-tho'-i, gin'-e-thon (the King James Version Ginnetho),
(ginnethoy, and ginnethon): The head of a priestly family. ...
/g/ginnethoi.htm - 7k

Snare (69 Occurrences)
... (see GIN.). ... 1. (n.) A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like,
by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin. ...
/s/snare.htm - 31k

Fleeing (38 Occurrences)
... He who is fleeing from the noise of the fear Doth fall into the snare, And he who
is coming up from the midst of the snare, Is captured by the gin, For windows ...
/f/fleeing.htm - 18k

Hunting (9 Occurrences)
... instructive on this point: Job 18:8-10, where six words are used for such contrivances,
represented respectively by "net," "toils," "gin," "snare," "noose ...
/h/hunting.htm - 22k

Net (91 Occurrences)
... 1) the trap, consisting of a net spread over a frame, and supported by a stick in
such a way that it fell with the slightest touch (Amos 3:5, "gin;" Psalm 69:22 ...
/n/net.htm - 36k

Bible Concordance
Gin (10 Occurrences)

Romans 11:9 And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for a gin, and for a fall-trap, and for a recompense to them:

Joshua 23:13 know certainly that Jehovah your God is not continuing to dispossess these nations from before you, and they have been to you for a gin, and for a snare, and for a scourge, in your sides, and for thorns in your eyes, till ye perish from off this good ground which Jehovah your God hath given to you.

Job 18:9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

Psalms 141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 24:17 Fear, and a snare, and a gin, 'Are' on thee, O inhabitant of the land.

Isaiah 24:18 And it hath come to pass, He who is fleeing from the noise of the fear Doth fall into the snare, And he who is coming up from the midst of the snare, Is captured by the gin, For windows on high have been opened, And shaken are foundations of the land.

Jeremiah 48:43 Fear, and a snare, and a gin, 'are' for thee, O inhabitant of Moab -- an affirmation of Jehovah,

Jeremiah 48:44 Whoso is fleeing because of the fear falleth into the snare, And whoso is coming up from the snare is captured by the gin, For I bring in unto her -- unto Moab -- The year of their inspection, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?



Gin: A Snare

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Fleeing (38 Occurrences)

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Lace (7 Occurrences)

Lays (30 Occurrences)

Lure (2 Occurrences)

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Ginath (2 Occurrences)

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Inspection (23 Occurrences)

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Twist (5 Occurrences)

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Designing (22 Occurrences)

Begin (56 Occurrences)

Beginning (187 Occurrences)

Continuing (24 Occurrences)

Captures (5 Occurrences)

Captureth (24 Occurrences)

Start (50 Occurrences)

Spirit (706 Occurrences)

Snaps (2 Occurrences)

Seizes (16 Occurrences)

Sling (11 Occurrences)

Robber (14 Occurrences)

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Prevail (50 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

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Stumble (89 Occurrences)

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