Y O U N G P E O P L E ' S D I C T I O N A R Y O F S C R I P T U R A L • & • R E L I G I O U S T E R M S
“Conspired” is found 20 times in the KJV Bible, however, it is only found in the Old Testa-
ment. A similar thought in the New Testament would be “took counsel together”. “Conspired”
means that a group of people (at least two or more) make a plan to do something. The sense of
the word is negative. That is, people don’t conspire to do good things to others. Generally they
conspire to do evil or to overthrow someone in authority.
The following verse is a good example of this: “And the servants of Amon [king in Israel—the 10
tribes, not including Judah or Benjamin] conspired against him, and slew the king in his own
house” (2 Kings 21:23).
It is both solemn and sad that after the 10 tribes of Israel revolted against Solomon’s son, King
Rehoboam, they set up their own kingdom under their own king named Jeroboam. Most of the
conspiring that took place, happened in those 10 rebellious tribes who did not submit to and
follow God’s king in Jerusalem.
Rebellion against God often leads to men conspiring to do evil in order to get their own way.