Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumultuous crowd of the workers of iniquity,
and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.
1 Samuel 24:11
And see, my father, yes, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand. For in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou liest in wait for my life to take it.
The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a man more righteous than he?
and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now become deliverers up and murderers!
1 John 3:12
not as Cain was of the wicked one, and slew his brother; and on account of what slew he him? because his works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.