Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Hear the word of LORD, ye sons of Israel, for LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to LORD than sacrifice.
Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil.
Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
He has shown thee, O man, what is good. And what does LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Thus LORD of hosts has spoken, saying, Execute TRUE justice, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.
Pure religion and undefiled from God and the Father is this, to go help the orphaned and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
For the judgment is merciless to him who did no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.