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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.

2. (n.) An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock.

3. (a.) of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

4. (n.) A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.

5. (n.) Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.

6. (n.) A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at.

7. (n.) The game of trapball.

8. (n.) A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids.

9. (n.) A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.

10. (n.) A wagon, or other vehicle.

11. (n.) A kind of movable stepladder.

12. (v. t.) To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.

13. (v. t.) Fig.: To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.

14. (v. t.) To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.

15. (v. i.) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TRAP

(moqesh; thera, literally, "hunting," used metaphorically in Psalms and Romans as "trap"): Any of the methods for taking birds; see SNARE; NET; GIN, etc. It is probable that a trap was more particularly a hole in the ground covered with twigs, concealed by leaves and baited with food. Such devices were common in taking the largest animals and may have been used with birds also. Trap is mentioned frequently in connection with snare and in such manner as to indicate that they were different devices: "Know for a certainty that Yahweh your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap unto you" (Joshua 23:13). Another such reference will be found in Psalm 69:22:

"Let their table before them become a snare;

And when they are in peace, let it become a trap."

This is quoted in Romans 11:9: "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap,

And a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them."

An instance where a trap alone is referred to can be found in Jeremiah 5:26: "They set a trap, they catch men." Isaiah 42:22 uses this expression, "snared in holes." This might mean that a snare was placed in a hole, or that the hole was the snare to lure bird or animal to its death. The former proposition is sustained by Job, who says, "A noose is hid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way" (18:10). This translation appears as if it were reversed and should read, "A trap is hid for him in the ground and a noose in the way."

Gene Stratton-Porter

Greek
4625. skandalon -- a stick for bait (of a trap), generally a snare ...
... a stick for bait (of a trap), generally a snare, a stumbling block, an offense.
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: skandalon Phonetic Spelling: (skan ...
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3803. pagis -- a trap, snare
... a trap, snare. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pagis Phonetic Spelling:
(pag-ece') Short Definition: a snare, trap Definition: a snare, trap ...
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3802. pagideuo -- to set a trap
... to set a trap. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pagideuo Phonetic Spelling:
(pag-id-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I ensnare, entrap Definition: I ensnare ...
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2339. thera -- a hunting, prey
... Word Origin from ther (a wild beast) Definition a hunting, prey NASB Word
Usage trap (1). trap. From ther (a wild animal, as game ...
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1185. deleazo -- to lure
... 1185 (from , "bait") -- properly, to a hook or set a trap with bait; (figuratively)
a victim into a moral trap, luring them in through their own . ...
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797. astrapto -- to lighten, flash forth
... to lighten, flash forth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: astrapto Phonetic
Spelling: (as-trap'-to) Short Definition: I flash, am lustrous Definition: I ...
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4624. skandalizo -- to put a snare (in the way), hence to cause to ...
... Cognate: 4624 -- properly, ("") figuratively) "to hinder right conduct or thought; "
-- literally, "to fall into a trap" (). See 4625 (). ...
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1823. exastrapto -- to flash or gleam like lightning, be radiant
... to flash or gleam like lightning, be radiant. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
exastrapto Phonetic Spelling: (ex-as-trap'-to) Short Definition: I flash ...
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2160. eutrapelia -- ready wit, coarse jesting
... ready wit, coarse jesting. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eutrapelia
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-trap-el-ee'-ah) Short Definition: low jesting ...
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796. astrape -- lightning, brightness
... lightning, brightness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: astrape Phonetic
Spelling: (as-trap-ay') Short Definition: a flash of lightning ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4434. malkodeth -- a catching instrument, a snare, trap
... 4433, 4434. malkodeth. 4435 . a catching instrument, a snare, trap.
Transliteration: malkodeth Phonetic Spelling: (mal-ko'-deth) Short Definition: trap. ...
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6782. tsammim -- perhaps a snare, trap
... 6781b, 6782. tsammim. 6783 . perhaps a snare, trap. Transliteration: tsammim
Phonetic Spelling: (tsam-meem') Short Definition: schemer. ...
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6341a. pach -- a bird trap
... 6341, 6341a. pach. 6341b . a bird trap. Transliteration: pach Short
Definition: snare. Word Origin from an unused word Definition ...
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6341. pach -- a bird trap
... 6340, 6341. pach. 6341a . a bird trap. Transliteration: pach Phonetic Spelling:
(pakh) Short Definition: gin. gin, thin plate, snare ...
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4170. moqesh -- a bait or lure, a snare
... Word Origin from yaqosh Definition a bait or lure, a snare NASB Word Usage bait
(1), barbs (1), ensnared (2), snare (12), snares (8), trap (4). ...
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4889. mashchith -- ruin, destruction
... Word Origin from shachath Definition ruin, destruction NASB Word Usage deathly
pallor (1), destroy (2), destruction (3), trap (1), utterly (1). ...
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3619. kelub -- a basket, cage
... From the same as keleb; a bird-trap (as furnished with a clap-stick or treadle to
spring it); hence, a basket (as resembling a wicker cage) -- basket, cage. ...
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6380. Pokereth Hatstsebayim -- "bindress of the gazelles," head of ...
... From the active participle (of the same form as the first word) feminine of an unused
root (meaning to entrap) and plural of tsbiy; trap of gazelles; Pokereth ...
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7918. shakak -- to decrease, abate
... A primitive root; to weave (ie Lay) a trap; figuratively, (through the idea of
secreting) to allay (passions; physically, abate a flood) -- appease, assuage ...
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3920. lakad -- to capture, seize, take
... A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally, to capture or occupy;
also to choose (by lot); figuratively, to cohere -- X at all, catch (self ...
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Library

Psalm XXXV.
... "For without cause have they hid for me the corruption of their trap" (ver.7). For ...
For whom hid they their trap? For Him who saw the hearts of those that hid. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xxxv.htm

Incidents of Childhood
... The fathers were brothers. Two boys of the two families used to trap for
mink and other fur-bearing animals during the winter season. ...
/.../cole/trials and triumphs of faith/chapter iii incidents of childhood.htm

Psalm CXLII.
... 4. "In this way, wherein I was walking, they hid a trap for me." This "way wherein
I was walking," is Christ; there have they laid a trap for me, who persecute ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxlii.htm

Psalm CXXIV.
... say, "Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth"
(ver.6). For the hunters were following, and had placed a bait in their trap ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxxiv.htm

The Snare of the Fowler
... "Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird." Therefore the fowler
carefully covers up his trap; or, if the trap itself be uncovered he doth ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/the snare of the fowler.htm

Psalm CXLI.
... I know what Thou hast suffered for me, what Thou hast promised me. 12. "Keep me
from the trap which they have laid for me" (ver.9). What was the trap? ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxli.htm

Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists
... Under the rostrum was the vestry, and through a trap door in the rostrum
floor the preacher climbed from the vestry to his place. ...
/.../manning/the hymns of wesley and watts five papers/hymns for the use of.htm

The Council of Constance (Ad 1414-1418)
... words as to his folly in undertaking the journey; and when he came in sight of
Constance at the foot of the hill, he said that it looked like a trap for foxes. ...
/.../chapter xxiv the council of.htm

The Lessons of a Feast
... He accepted 'greetings where no kindness is,' and on this occasion there was
none. The entertainer was a spy, and the feast was a trap. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the lessons of a feast.htm

On Lent, xi.
... There is a trap in the fulness of riches, a trap in the straits of poverty. The
one lifts us up in pride, the other incites us to complaint. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leo/writings of leo the great/sermon xlix on lent xi.htm

Thesaurus
Trap (35 Occurrences)
... diorite. Called also trap rock. 3. (a.) of or pertaining to trap rock; as,
a trap dike. 4. (n.) A machine or contrivance that shuts ...
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Fall-trap (3 Occurrences)
Fall-trap. Falls, Fall-trap. False . Multi-Version Concordance
Fall-trap (3 Occurrences). Romans 11:9 And David says ...
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Gin (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A trap. ... Common gin is usually flavored with
turpentine. 5. (n.) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. ...
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Stumbling-block (20 Occurrences)
... One of the New Testament words, skandalon, literally means the stick of a trap to
which the bait is attached, and which when touched springs the trap. ...
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Stumblingblock (14 Occurrences)
... One of the New Testament words, skandalon, literally means the stick of a trap to
which the bait is attached, and which when touched springs the trap. ...
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Snare (69 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
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Catch (46 Occurrences)
... Luke 20:20 They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous,
that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the ...
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Offend (24 Occurrences)
... Skandalon is primarily "a trap-stick," "a bentstick on which the bait is fastened
which the animal strikes against and so springs the trap," hence, it came to ...
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Trapped (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Trap. Multi-Version Concordance
Trapped (10 Occurrences). Joshua 8:22 The others came out ...
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Recompence (28 Occurrences)
... (KJV). Romans 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap,
and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: (KJV). ...
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Concordance
Trap (35 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:15
Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.
(Root in WEB WEY NAS NIV)

Matthew 22:18
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
(See NIV)

Mark 12:13
They sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to him, that they might trap him with words.
(WEB WEY NAS RSV)

Mark 12:15
Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it."
(See NIV)

Luke 20:26
They weren't able to trap him in his words before the people. They marveled at his answer, and were silent.
(WEB NIV)

Luke 21:34
"But take heed to yourselves, lest your souls be weighed down with self-indulgence and drunkenness or the anxieties of this life, and that day come upon you, suddenly, like a falling trap;
(WEY NAS NIV)

John 8:6
They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.
(See NIV)

Romans 11:9
David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, a stumbling block, and a retribution to them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:35
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.
(WEY)

1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.
(See NIV)

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
(See NIV)

2 Timothy 2:26
and recover sober-mindedness and freedom from the Devil's snare, though they are now entrapped by him to do his will.
(Root in WEY NIV)

Joshua 23:13
know for a certainty that Yahweh your God will no longer drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which Yahweh your God has given you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 2:3
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
(See JPS)

1 Samuel 28:9
The woman said to him, "Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?"
(See NIV)

Job 18:9
A snare will take him by the heel. A trap will catch him.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Job 18:10
A noose is hidden for him in the ground, a trap for him in the way.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 40:24
Shall he be taken in front? will they pierce through his nose in the trap?
(DBY NIV)

Psalms 31:4
Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for you are my stronghold.
(See NIV)

Psalms 69:22
Let their table before them become a snare. May it become a retribution and a trap.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 140:5
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.
(Root in WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 141:9
Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
(Root in WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 142:3
When my spirit is overcome, your eyes are on my goings; nets have been secretly placed in the way in which I go.
(See NAS RSV)

Proverbs 20:25
It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them.
(See NAS NIV)

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.
(WEB NIV)

Ecclesiastes 7:26
I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and traps, whose hands are chains. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Isaiah 8:14
He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
(WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 24:17
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 24:18
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:8
His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 48:43
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith Jehovah.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 48:44
He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon him, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith Jehovah.
(See JPS)

Amos 3:5
Can a bird fall in a trap on the earth, where no snare is set for him? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when there is nothing to catch?
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Obadiah 1:7
All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
(See RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Trap

Trap: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Fall-trap (3 Occurrences)

Gin (10 Occurrences)

Stumbling-block (20 Occurrences)

Stumblingblock (14 Occurrences)

Snare (69 Occurrences)

Catch (46 Occurrences)

Offend (24 Occurrences)

Trapped (10 Occurrences)

Recompence (28 Occurrences)

Entrap (5 Occurrences)

Pitfall (3 Occurrences)

Bait (3 Occurrences)

Stumblingstone (2 Occurrences)

Statement (88 Occurrences)

Stumbling-stone (3 Occurrences)

Surety (21 Occurrences)

Spring (122 Occurrences)

Offence (27 Occurrences)

Alphabet (2 Occurrences)

Hunting (9 Occurrences)

Retribution (14 Occurrences)

Noose (3 Occurrences)

Nail (9 Occurrences)

Net (91 Occurrences)

Unable (102 Occurrences)

Jurisdiction (4 Occurrences)

Leap (20 Occurrences)

Weren't (25 Occurrences)

Watched (50 Occurrences)

Weighed (44 Occurrences)

Whips (6 Occurrences)

Fraud (15 Occurrences)

Fowlers (2 Occurrences)

Fowler (3 Occurrences)

Trappings (1 Occurrence)

Traps (8 Occurrences)

Train (17 Occurrences)

Transporters (1 Occurrence)

Restraint (34 Occurrences)

Restrict (1 Occurrence)

Rope (10 Occurrences)

Repose (8 Occurrences)

Recompense (79 Occurrences)

Enable (6 Occurrences)

Drop (32 Occurrences)

Marveling (4 Occurrences)

Marveled (31 Occurrences)

Pit (110 Occurrences)

Pretended (9 Occurrences)

Pry (1 Occurrence)

Pricks (4 Occurrences)

Public (99 Occurrences)

Becoming (75 Occurrences)

Block (22 Occurrences)

Backs (46 Occurrences)

Anxieties (5 Occurrences)

Assuredly (31 Occurrences)

Souls (114 Occurrences)

Silent (120 Occurrences)

Seal (47 Occurrences)

Self-indulgence (4 Occurrences)

Snares (24 Occurrences)

Stoop (10 Occurrences)

Sacrificial (12 Occurrences)

Sincere (18 Occurrences)

Stumbling (51 Occurrences)

Spies (22 Occurrences)

Herodians (3 Occurrences)

Interest (35 Occurrences)

Certainty (23 Occurrences)

Welfare (32 Occurrences)

Thorns (56 Occurrences)

Scourge (24 Occurrences)

Presence (527 Occurrences)

Falling (233 Occurrences)

Falls (79 Occurrences)

Heel (8 Occurrences)

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