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 yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from you.
And desired a favor from him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, plotting to kill him along the way.
Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Be shattered, O you people, you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you from far countries: gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces.
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised plots 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 be no more remembered.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, 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 I make not your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
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 stand on him this day.
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
And he swore unto her, Whatsoever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, unto the half of my kingdom.
Under a curse
No one devoted to destruction, who shall be devoted among men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
And Joshua charged 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 with his firstborn, and with his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
They joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.
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.