Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

The innocent

Bible References

Far from

Exodus 23:1
"You must not give a false report. Do not make common cause with the wicked to be a malicious witness.
Leviticus 19:11
"'You must not steal, you must not tell lies, and you must not deal falsely with your fellow citizen.
Deuteronomy 19:16
If a false witness testifies against another person and accuses him of a crime,
Job 22:23
If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent,
Proverbs 4:14
Do not enter the path of the wicked or walk in the way of those who are evil.
Isaiah 33:15
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --
Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers also asked him, "And as for us -- what should we do?" He told them, "Take money from no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your pay."
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Stay away from every form of evil.

The innocent

Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

For i will not

Exodus 34:7
keeping loyal love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children and children's children, to the third and fourth generation."
Proverbs 17:15
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent -- both of them are an abomination to the Lord.
Nahum 1:3
He marches out in the whirlwind and the raging storm; dark storm clouds billow like dust under his feet.
Romans 1:18
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness,
Romans 2:5
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment is revealed!

General references

Exodus 20:16
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Leviticus 19:15
"'You must not deal unjustly in judgment: you must neither show partiality to the poor nor honor the rich. You must judge your fellow citizen fairly.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If controversy arises between people, they should go to court for judgment. When the judges hear the case, they shall exonerate the innocent but condemn the guilty.
Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it, do not go on it; turn away from it, and go on.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Stay away from every form of evil.

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