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.
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for the high official is watched by a higher one; and there are yet higher ones over them.
1 Kings 21:9
And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David.] Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave not a bone till the morning.
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite you, you whitewashed wall: for do you sit to judge me after the law, and command me to be smitten contrary to the law?
But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judges?