Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land: Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Wash you, make yourself 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 heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
Shall you reign, because you enclose yourself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness, and then it was well with him?
But let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother:
These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy triumphs over judgment.