New International Version
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
King James Bible
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
And when they saw him from afar, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to put him to death.
World English Bible
They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
And they see him from afar, even before he draweth near unto them, and they conspire against him to put him to death.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go - see whether it be well with thy brethren - Literally, Go, I beseech thee, and see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock. Go and see whether they are all in prosperity. See Clarke on Genesis 37:4 (note). As Jacob's sons were now gone to feed the flock on the parcel of ground they had bought from the Shechemites, (see Genesis 33:19), and where they had committed such a horrible slaughter, their father might feel more solicitous about their welfare, lest the neighboring tribes should rise against them, and revenge the murder of the Shechemites.
As Jacob appears to have been at this time in the vale of Hebron, it is supposed that Shechem was about sixty English miles distant from it, and that Dothan was about eight miles farther. But I must again advertise my readers that all these calculations are very dubious; for we do not even know that the same place is intended, as there are many proofs that different places went by the same names.
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'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon …
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Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.
So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
"Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other.
For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" They conspire against me and plot to take my life.
The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
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