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The word "gin" in Job 18:9 and Isaiah 8:14 is defined as a I. bird trap, trap, snare A. bird trap (literal) B. of calamities, plots, source or agent of calamity (fig.) II. plate (of metal). In Amos 3:5 it simply means a bait, lure, snare. Check out the Blue Letter Bible online. It is a great resource for word, phrase search, etc. http://www.blueletterbible.org/index.cfm
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