33 Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare(A) to you.”

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12 Be careful not to make a treaty(A) with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare(B) among you.

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16 You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God gives over to you.(A) Do not look on them with pity(B) and do not serve their gods,(C) for that will be a snare(D) to you.

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30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared(A) by inquiring about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.”(B)

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18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods,(A) and you will sin(B) against the Lord your God.

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13 then you may be sure that the Lord your God will no longer drive out(A) these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares(B) and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes,(C) until you perish from this good land,(D) which the Lord your God has given you.

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And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you;(A) they will become traps(B) for you, and their gods will become snares(C) to you.’”

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27 Gideon made the gold into an ephod,(A) which he placed in Ophrah,(B) his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare(C) to Gideon and his family.(D)

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The rulers of the Philistines(A) went to her and said, “See if you can lure(B) him into showing you the secret of his great strength(C) and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels[a] of silver.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 16:5 That is, about 28 pounds or about 13 kilograms

21 “I will give her to him,” he thought, “so that she may be a snare(A) to him and so that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “Now you have a second opportunity to become my son-in-law.”

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36 They worshiped their idols,(A)
    which became a snare(B) to them.

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26 I find more bitter than death
    the woman who is a snare,(A)
whose heart is a trap
    and whose hands are chains.
The man who pleases God will escape her,
    but the sinner she will ensnare.(B)

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