Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Bible References

Let us lay

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Proverbs 30:14
There is a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw teeth, knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Psalm 56:6
They gather themselves together. They hide themselves. They mark my steps, even as they have waited for my soul.
Psalm 64:5
They encourage themselves in an evil purpose. They converse of laying snares secretly. They say, Who will see them?
Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch as fowlers lay in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.
Micah 7:2
The devout man has perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lay in wait for blood. They hunt every man his brother with a net.
Acts 23:15
Now therefore ye with the council report to the chief captain that tomorrow he may bring him down to you, as though going to inquire more accurately the things about him. And we, before he comes near, are prepared to kill him.
Acts 25:3
asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to kill him on the way.

Let us lurk

Proverbs 1:18
and these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
Psalm 10:8
He sits in the lurking-places of the villages. In the covert places he murders the innocent man. His eyes are secretly set against the poor man.
Psalm 17:12
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Psalm 35:7
For without cause they have hid their net for me [in] a pit. Without cause have they dug [a pit] for my soul.
Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter. And I knew not that they had devised devices against me, [saying], Let us destroy the tree with the fruit of it. And let us cut him off from the land of the living, that hi
Jeremiah 18:18
Then they said, Come, and let us devise devices 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 smite him with the tongue, and let us not gi
Matthew 26:3
Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
John 15:25
But, that the word that is written in their law may be fulfilled, They hated me without cause.

General references

Exodus 20:13
Thou shall not murder.
Judges 9:25
And the men of Shechem set ambushes for him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who came along that way by them, and it was told Abimelech.
Proverbs 16:29
A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.