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 watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and plan deceit all the day long.
For the ruthless one is brought to nothing, and the scoffer is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
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.
Then said they, Come, and let us devise plots against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
For I heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
And they sent unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.
2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and brought from there a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray you, pretend to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not yourself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
1 Kings 14:2
And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray you, and disguise yourself, that you be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get you to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who told me that I should be king over this people.
Say unto God, How awesome are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves unto you.
The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: and their fate should have endured forever.
They might deliver
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.