Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.
There were more than 40 who had formed this plot.
These men went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have bound ourselves under a solemn curse that we won't eat anything until we have killed Paul.
So now you, along with the Sanhedrin, make a request to the commander that he bring him down to you as if you were going to investigate his case more thoroughly. However, before he gets near, we are ready to kill him."
But the son of Paul's sister, hearing about their ambush, came and entered the barracks and reported it to Paul.
Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander, because he has something to report to him."
So he took him, brought him to the commander, and said, "The prisoner Paul called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, because he has something to tell you."
Then the commander took him by the hand, led him aside, and inquired privately, "What is it you have to report to me?"
"The Jews," he said, "have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, as though they are going to hold a somewhat more careful inquiry about him.
Don't let them persuade you, because there are more than 40 of them arranging to ambush him, men who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they kill him. Now they are ready, waiting for a commitment from you."
So the commander dismissed the young man and instructed him, "Don't tell anyone that you have informed me about this."
and Esther certified
That night sleep escaped the king, so he ordered the book recording daily events to be brought and read to the king.
They found the written report of how Mordecai had informed on Bigthana and Teresh, two eunuchs who guarded the [king's] entrance, when they planned to assassinate King Ahasuerus.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and untraceable His ways!
Everyone should look out not [only] for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.