Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:
And they that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.
For the terrible one shall come to nought, and the scorner shall be no more, and all that watch for iniquity shall be cut off,
And I was like a tame lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I knew not that they devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
And they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side: Report, and we will report it. All my familiars are watching for my stumbling: Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him; and we shall take our revenge on him.
Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might ensnare him in speaking.
And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in speaking.
2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said to her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments, I pray, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that hath a long time mourned for the dead;
1 Kings 14:2
And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and go to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who told me that I should be king over this people.
Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! because of the greatness of thy strength, thine enemies come cringing unto thee.
The haters of Jehovah would have come cringing unto him; but their time would have been for ever.
They might deliver
And having bound him they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
They lead therefore Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium; and it was early morn. And they entered not into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but eat the passover.
And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.