Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.
But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.
"For the LORD has driven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.
The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.
Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;
And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
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