Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
But do not believe them, for more than forty of them lie in wait to ambush him, who have vowed under a curse that they will neither eat nor drink until they have killed him, and now they are ready, looking for a promise from thee.
asking for grace against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, they placing an ambush in the way to kill him.
Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries, prepare yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
But I was like a ram or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; for I did not understand that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living that his name may no longer be remembered.
and took counsel that they might take Jesus by guile and kill him.
1 Kings 19:2
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if by tomorrow at this time I have not made thy person as one of them.
2 Kings 6:31
Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha, the son of Shaphat, shall remain upon him today.
Then all the people answered and said, His blood be on us and on our children.
And he swore unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it unto thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
Under a curse
Any anathema of men which is devoted shall not be ransomed, but shall surely be put to death.
And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD that rises up and builds this city Jericho. He shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
But the sons of Israel committed a trespass in the anathema; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the anathema; and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the sons of Israel.
Strengthened with their brethren, their nobles, they came forward in an oath with a curse that they would walk in God's law, which was given by the hand of Moses, the slave of God, and observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately a cock crew.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, (for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree),
And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.