Acts 23:12-15

Thomson(i) 12 And in the course of the day some of the Jews, having entered into a conspiracy, bound themselves by the solemn Anathema, saying they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. 13 And there were more than forty who took this oath, 14 and who went to the chief priests and elders and said, We have bound ourselves by the solemn Anathema not to taste any thing till we have slain Paul. 15 Now therefore do you with the Sanhedrim make application to the commander that he may bring him down to you to morrow, as being about to examine his affair more minutely. And as for us, before he come near, we are prepared to kill him.