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:
Let us lay
Let us lurk
Let us lay
For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood.
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their molars as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the destitute from among men.
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps when they wait for my soul.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they attempt to hide the snares; they say, Who shall see them?
For among my people were found wicked men: they lay in wait as he that sets snares; they set a trap of perdition to catch men.
The merciful man of the earth is missing: and there is no one upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each man his brother with a net.
Now therefore ye with the council signify to the tribunal that he bring him down unto you tomorrow, as though ye would enquire something more certain concerning him, and we, before he arrives, are ready to kill him.
asking for grace against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, they placing an ambush in the way to kill him.
Let us lurk
And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places he murders the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.
like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
For without cause they have hid their net for me in a pit, which without cause they have dug for my soul.
But I was like a ram or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; for I did not understand that they had devised devices 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 no longer be remembered.
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 consider any of his words.
Then the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled together in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
But this comes to pass that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
Thou shalt not murder.
And the men of Shechem set ambushers for him in the top of the mountains, and they robbed all that came along that way by them; and it was told Abimelech.
The evil man flatters his neighbour and leads him into the way that is not good.