The wicked lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him;
the LORD will not leave him in his hand or allow him to be condemned when he is judged.
Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.
For the ruthless one will vanish, the scorner will disappear, and all those who lie in wait with evil intent will be killed--
those who, with [their] speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
for I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter. I didn't know that they had devised plots against me: "Let's destroy the tree with its fruit; let's cut him off from the land of the living so that his name will no longer be remembered."
Then certain ones said, "Come, let's make plans against Jeremiah, for the law will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let's denounce him and pay no attention to all his words."
For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.
But perceiving their malice, Jesus said, "Why are you testing Me, hypocrites?
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to Him to trap Him by what He said.
Should we pay, or should we not pay?" But knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at."
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, "Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don't put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.
Jeroboam said to his wife, "Go disguise yourself, so they won't know that you're Jeroboam's wife, and go to Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet is there; it was he who told about me becoming king over this people.
Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."
Jeroboam's wife did that: she went to Shiloh and arrived at Ahijah's house. Ahijah could not see; his gaze was fixed due to his age.
But the LORD had said to Ahijah, "Jeroboam's wife is coming soon to ask you about her son, for he is sick. You are to say such and such to her. When she arrives, she will be disguised."
When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet entering the door, he said, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why are you disguised? I have bad news for you.
Say to God, "How awe-inspiring are Your works! Your enemies will cringe before You because of Your great strength.
Those who hate the LORD would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever.
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.
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After tying Him up, they led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate, the governor.
Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters. It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.
Then Pilate came out to them and said, "What charge do you bring against this man?"
They answered him, "If this man weren't a criminal, we wouldn't have handed Him over to you."
So Pilate told them, "Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law." "It's not legal for us to put anyone to death," the Jews declared.
They said this so that Jesus' words might be fulfilled signifying what sort of death He was going to die.