Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
If thou see the oppression of a poor man, and the violent wresting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter. For [a man] higher than the high is observing, and there are higher [men] than they.
1 Kings 21:9
And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
Do ye indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.
They gather themselves together against the soul of a righteous man, and condemn innocent blood.
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off. For truth has fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.
And they covet fields, and seize them, and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler asks, and the judge [is ready] for a bribe. And the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul. Thus they weave it together.
Her rulers in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing till the morrow.
Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death,
Then Paul said to him, God is going to smite thee, a whitewashed wall. Thou even sit judging me according to the law, and violating law, thou command me to be struck?
But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich exploit you, and they themselves drag you into courts?