Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A great herd of oxen is round me: I am shut in by the strong oxen of Bashan.
Aram on the east, and the Philistines on the west, who have come against Israel with open mouths. For all this his wrath is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
And they kept watch on him, and sent out secret representatives, who were acting the part of good men, in order that they might get something from his words, on account of which they might give him up to the government and into the power of the ruler.
Then they said, Come, let us make a design against Jeremiah; for teaching will never be cut off from the priest, or wisdom from the wise, or the word from the prophet. Come, let us make use of his words for an attack on him, and let us give attention with care to what he says.
For numbers of them say evil secretly in my hearing (there is fear on every side): they say, Come, let us give witness against him; all my nearest friends, who are watching for my fall, say, It may be that he will be taken by deceit, and we will get the better of him and give him punishment.
1 Corinthians 13:5
Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil;
And they were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath day, so that they might have something against him.