Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What shall we do?”
Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.”
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
There is no wisdom and no understanding
And no counsel against the Lord.
“Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted;
State a proposal, but it will not stand,
For God is with us.”
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the Lord,
And whose deeds are done in a dark place,
And they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”
Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.