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 the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not, know you and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against you; yet you hunt my soul to take it.
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his good.
You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why do you look upon them that deal treacherously, and hold your tongue when the wicked devours the man that is more righteous than he?
And 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 them who showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers:
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which you have brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child.