Then Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing comes forth from the Lord; we cannot speak bad or good to you.
But all the leaders said to all the assembly, We have sworn to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, so now we may not touch them.
For the Lord has driven out from before you great and strong nations; and as for you, no man has been able to withstand you to this day.
The stouthearted are stripped of their spoil, they have slept the sleep [of death]; and none of the men of might could raise their hands.
And Herodias was angry (enraged) with him and held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him; but she could not,
So they could not in the presence of the people take hold of anything He said to turn it against Him; but marveling at His reply, they were silent.
[But] God raised Him up, liberating Him from the pangs of death, seeing that it was not possible for Him to continue to be controlled or retained by it.