And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to slay him.…
I. AN EXAMPLE OF THE RAPIDLY DOWNWARD COURSE OF EVIL.
II. AN EXAMPLE. OF THE BOLD DARING OF SINNERS.
III. AN EXAMPLE OF GUILT INCURRED EVEN WHERE PURPOSE HAS NOT RIPENED INTO ACT.
IV. AN EXAMPLE OF DEGREES OF GUILTINESS EVEN AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE LENT THEMSELVES TO ONE DESIGN.
(T. H. Leale)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.