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41 Bible Verses about Attempting To Kill Specific People

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Genesis 27:41

So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob because of the way his father had blessed him. Esau kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob."

Genesis 27:42

Eventually, what Rebekah's older son Esau had been saying was reported to her, so she sent for her younger son Jacob and warned him, "Look! Your brother is planning to get even by killing you.

Genesis 37:18

Now as soon as they saw him approaching from a distance, before he arrived they plotted together to kill him.

Genesis 37:20

Come on! Let's kill him and toss him into one of the cisterns. Then we'll report that some wild animal devoured him and wait to see what becomes of his dreams!"

Exodus 2:15

When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. So Moses fled from Pharaoh, settled in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.

1 Samuel 18:11

Saul hurled it, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David escaped from him twice.

1 Samuel 19:10

Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he jumped away from Saul and the spear stuck in the wall. That night David escaped and fled.

1 Samuel 23:15

David was afraid because Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

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.

2 Samuel 4:8

They brought Ish-bosheth's head to David at Hebron and told the king, "Look! Here's the head of your enemy Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, who sought your life. Today the LORD has given your majesty the king vengeance on Saul and his descendants."

2 Samuel 21:16

and Ishbi-benob, who had been fathered by giants, said he intended to kill David. (His bronze spearhead weighed 300 shekels, and he carried state-of-the-art weaponry.)

Jeremiah 11:19

I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I didn't know that they had devised schemes against me. They told themselves, "Let's destroy the tree with its fruit. Let's eliminate him from the land of the living, so his name won't be remembered again."

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who seek to kill you, all the while threatening you, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD so you won't die by our hand!"

Jeremiah 22:25

and give you to those who are trying to kill you, whom you fear that is, to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 40:14

They told him, "Are you aware that Baalis, the king of the people of Ammon, has sent Nethaniah's son Ishmael to take your life?" But Ahikam's son Gedaliah did not believe them.

Judges 16:2

When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!"

Judges 20:5

But the officials of Gibeah attacked me and surrounded the house because of me. They intended to kill me, but instead they tortured my mistress to death.

1 Kings 11:40

That's why Solomon tried to execute Jeroboam, but Jeroboam got up and fled to Egypt, where he lived as a guest of King Shishak and remained until Solomon had died.

1 Kings 17:18

"What do we have in common, you man of God?" she accused Elijah. "You came to me so you could uncover my guilt! And you're responsible for the death of my son!"

Nehemiah 6:10

Later I visited Delaiah's son Shemaiah, a grandson of Mehetabel, who was confined at home. He kept urging me, "Let's meet together at the house of God, within the Temple, and take refuge there, because they're coming to kill you. In fact, they're coming at night to kill you!"

Esther 2:21

At that time when Mordecai was sitting in the king's gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs among those who guarded the threshold, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Ahasuerus.

Esther 6:2

It was found recorded there that Mordecai had reported about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs who guarded the entrance to the restricted areas of the palace, and that they had conspired to assassinate King Ahasuerus.

Daniel 2:14

Daniel responded with wisdom and discretion to Arioch, the king's executioner, who had gone out to execute the advisors of Babylon.

Daniel 2:24

After this, Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the advisors of Babylon. He told him, "Don't destroy the advisors of Babylon. Bring me before the king and I'll explain the meaning to him."

Nehemiah 4:11

Our enemies said, "Before they notice or see us, we'll penetrate their midst, kill them, and stop the work!"

Daniel 2:13

When the order went out to kill the advisors, they searched for Daniel and his friends to kill them, too.

John 12:10

So the high priests planned to kill Lazarus, too,

Matthew 14:5

Although Herod wanted to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, since they regarded John as a prophet.

Mark 6:19

So Herodias bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it

Acts 5:33

When the Council heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill them.

Acts 9:23-24

After several days had gone by, the Jewish leaders plotted to murder Saul, but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

Acts 21:31

The crowd was trying to kill Paul when a report reached the tribune of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

Acts 23:15

Now then, you and the Council must notify the tribune to bring him down to you on the pretext that you want to look into his case more carefully, but before he arrives we'll be ready to kill him."

Acts 14:19

But some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds by persuasion. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, thinking he was dead.

Acts 23:12

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul.

Acts 23:14

They went to the high priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to taste any food before we have killed Paul.

Acts 23:21

Don't believe them, because more than 40 of them are planning to ambush him. They've taken an oath not to eat or drink before they've killed him. They are ready now, just waiting for your consent."

Acts 26:21

For this reason the Jewish leaders grabbed me in the Temple and kept trying to kill me.

Acts 25:3

and asking Festus to have Paul brought to Jerusalem as a favor. They were laying an ambush to kill him on the road.

Acts 27:42

The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners to keep them from swimming ashore and escaping,

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