Snare - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G3803, pagis ]
a trap, a snare" (akin to pegnumi, "to fix," and pagideuo, "to ensnare," which see), is used metaphorically of
(a) the allurements to evil by which the Devil "ensnares" one, 1 Timothy 3:7; 2 Timothy 2:26;
(b) seductions to evil, which "ensnare" those who "desire to be rich," 1 Timothy 6:9;
(c) the evil brought by Israel upon themselves by which the special privileges Divinely granted them and centering in Christ, became a "snare" to them, their rejection of Christ and the Gospel being the retributive effect of their apostasy, Romans 11:9;
(d) of the sudden judgments of God to come upon those whose hearts are "overcharged with sufeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life," Luke 21:35 (Luke 21:34 in RV).

[ 2,,G1029, brochos ]
"a noose, slipknot, halter," is used metaphorically in 1 Corinthians 7:35, "a snare" (RV, marg., "constraint," "noose"). In the Sept., Proverbs 6:5; Proverbs 7:21; Proverbs 22:25.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words