For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,