They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
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