The next morning the Jews formed a conspiracy1 and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.213
More than forty men were involved in this plot.
They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.
Now then, you and the Sanhedrin3 petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here."