If 40 People Haven’t Entered a Starvation Pact Until they Kill You…

You haven’t really annoyed anyone.

When it was day, the Jews held a secret meeting at which they made a vow not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. More than forty of them entered this pact,  and they went to the chief priests and elders and told them, ‘We have made a solemn vow to let nothing pass our lips until we have killed Paul.  Now it is up to you and the Sanhedrin together to apply to the tribune to bring him down to you, as though you meant to examine his case more closely; we, on our side, are prepared to dispose of him before he reaches you.’  (Acts 23:12-15)

When that many people are mad enough at you to kill you or starve to death themselves, you know you’ve touched a nerve.

Just 37 to go…