Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
Wherefore have nations assembled in tumult? Or should, peoples, mutter an empty thing?
In the pride of the lawless one, he hotly pursueth the poor, let them be caught in the plots which they have devised!
For I have heard the whispering of many - A terror round about! When they have sat in conclave together against me, to take away my life, have they intrigued.
For, no salvation, will they utter, - But, against the quiet of the land, deceitful things, do they devise;
Now when Yahweh, let me know and I did know, then, didst thou shew me their doings.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, These, are the men who are devising iniquity, and who are counselling wicked counsel in this city;
And, seeking to secure him, they feared the multitudes; since, for a prophet, were they holding him.
and they took counsel together, in order that, Jesus, by guile, they might secure, and slay.
But, leading them in, set them in the high- council. And the High-priest questioned them,
They have said - Come, and let us wipe them out from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.
Let us go up against Judah, and besiege it, and break it open, for ourselves, - and set up a king in the midst thereof, even the son of Tabeal,
Rage, O ye peoples, - and be overthrown, And give ear, all ye distant parts of the earth, - Gird yourselves and be overthrown, Gird yourselves, and be overthrown:
and sending them to Bethlehem, said - Go search out accurately concerning the child, - and, as soon as ye find it, bring report unto me, that, I also, may come and bow myself down to it.
saying - Sir! we have been put in mind that, that deceiver, said, while yet living, - After three days, will I, arise.
And lo! a great commotion occurred, - for, a messenger of the Lord, descending out of heaven, and coming near, had rolled away the stone, and was sitting upon it.
Nevertheless, lest it further spread abroad among the people, let us charge them with threats, to be no more speaking upon this name, to any soul of man.