New Living Translation
When Joseph's brothers saw him coming, they recognized him in the distance. As he approached, they made plans 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
37:18 And when they saw him afar off they conspired against him - It was not in a heat, or upon a sudden provocation, that they thought to slay him, but from malice propense, and in cold blood.
LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
It was now two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.
So from that time on, the Jewish leaders began to plot Jesus' death.
The next morning a group of Jews got together and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
"Here comes the dreamer!" they said.
I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. My enemies conspire against me, plotting to take my life.
The wicked plot against the godly; they snarl at them in defiance.
The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them.
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