Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah exceedingly.
And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness:
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice :
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justly, that seeketh truth; and I will pardon her.
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.