23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
These zealous take the liberty to do whatever they want to, once Satan has urged them on to persecute the truth. They are not afraid to put people to death on the pretext of being zealous, though they know this is evil. We must be careful not to get mixed up in the defense of evil causes ourselves, and to deal property with causes that are good.