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 plots of the wicked, from the mob of those who practice evil,
He even had James, the brother of John, killed with a sword.
1 Samuel 24:11
Looke, my father, look! The corner of your robe is in my hand. Indeed, by my cutting off the corner of your robe and not killing you, you may know and understand that I have no evil intent or transgression I haven't wronged you, even though you are hunting me to take my life.
Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?
Then you say, "If we had been living in the days of our ancestors, we would have had no part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
Which of the prophets did your ancestors fail to persecute? They killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One, and now you have become his betrayers and murderers.
1 John 3:12
Do not be like Cain, who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because what he was doing was evil and his brother's actions were righteous.