Ezra 4:4; Jeremiah 38:4

Then mthe people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build

Then the officials said to the king, iLet this man be put to death, jfor he is weakening the hands of the soldiers who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking kthe welfare of this people, but their harm.