Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
Woe is me, That I sojourn in Meshek, - That I abide near the tents of Kedar!
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.
The words of his mouth, are iniquity and deceit, he hath left off to show discretion by doing well:
Yea they who are seeking my life, have laid snares, and they who are asking my harm, have threatened engulfing ruin, And, deceitful things - all day long, do they mutter.
Engulfing ruin, doth thy tongue devise, Like a whetted razor, working deceit;
To shoot, in secret places, at the blameless one, Suddenly they shoot at him, and fear not.
Who have devised mischiefs in their heart , Every day, do they stir up wars:
But, I, was as a gentle lamb that is to be led to the slaughter, - and I knew not that against me, they had devised devices saying - Let us destroy the tree with its fruit Yea let us cut him off out of the land of the living, And, his name, shall be remembered no more!
Then, these men, were saying, We shall not find against this Daniel, any occasion; unless we find it against him in respect of the law of his God.
and they took counsel together, in order that, Jesus, by guile, they might secure, and slay.
Now, therefore, do, ye, with the High-council, make it appear unto the captain, that he should bring him down unto you, as though about to ascertain more exactly the things that concern him; and, we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
asking for themselves as a favour against him, that he would send for him unto Jerusalem, - making, an ambush, to kill him on the way.