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Dictionaries :: Gin

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Gin:

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

(2.) Job 18:9, Isa 8:14, Heb. pah, a plate or thin layer; and hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Psa 69:22), "Let their table before them become a net;" Amo 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.]

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Gin:

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 Am 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 ).

Written by Gene Stratton-Porter

King James Dictionary

Gin: A Noose; Snare.

Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set GINS for me. (Psalm 140:4-5)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Gin:

a trap for birds or beasts; it consisted of a net (Isaiah 8:14) and a stick to act as a spring (Amos 3:5).

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