Then the Pharisees, having gone, took counsel how they might ensnare him in word.
And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in the word.
And having observed narrowly, they sent liers-in-wait, feigning themselves to be just, that they might seize upon his word, to deliver him to the beginning and authority of the leader.
The kings of the earth will place themselves, and the princes sat down together against Jehovah and against his Messiah.
And if he came to see, he will speak vanity: his heart will gather vanity to him; he will go forth without; he will speak.
All the day they will grieve my words: against me all their purposes for evil
They prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bent down: they dug a pit before me, they fell into the midst of it. Silence.
For behold, they lay in wait for my soul: the strong will gather against me; not my transgression and not my sin, O Jehovah.
Leading a man into sin by a word, and laying snares for him doing justice in the gate, and they will turn aside the just one by vanity.
And they will say, Come, and we will purpose purposes against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, and counsel from the wise, and the word from the prophet Come, and we will strike him with the tongue, and we will not attend to any of his words.
For I heard the slander of many, terror from round about Announce ye, and we will announce. Every man of my peace watching my halting: perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we will take our vengeance of him.
And he saying these things to them, the scribes and Pharisees began to hold on greatly, and to put questions to him of many things: