and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
It was he who took shrewd advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose their infants and they would not survive.
and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.