Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.


General references

Bible References

A merchant

Ezekiel 16:3
and say, Thus says lord LORD to Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity is from the land of the Canaanite. The Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.
Zechariah 14:21
Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy to LORD of hosts. And all those who sacrifice shall come and take of them, and boil in it. And in that day there shall be no more a Canaanite in the house of LORD of hosts.
John 2:16
And he said to those who sell the doves, Take these things from here. Make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

The balances

Leviticus 19:35
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.
Proverbs 11:1
A FALSE balance is an abomination to LORD, but a just weight is his delight.
Proverbs 16:11
A just balance and scales are LORD's. All the weights of the bag are his work.
Amos 8:5
saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit,
Micah 6:10
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure that is abominable?
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, which sink men in destruction and ruin.

He loveth

Isaiah 3:5
And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor. The child shall behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable.
Ezekiel 22:29
The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery. Yea, they have vexed the poor and needy man, and have oppressed the sojourner wrongfully.
Amos 2:7
those who pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek. And a man and his father go to the [same] maiden, to profane my holy name.
Amos 3:9
Publish ye in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold what great tumults are in it, and what oppressions are in the midst of it.
Amos 4:1
Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink.
Amos 5:11
Inasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions of wheat from him. Ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them. Ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.
Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Micah 3:1
And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
Micah 7:2
The devout man has perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lay in wait for blood. They hunt every man his brother with a net.
Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the FALSE swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f
James 5:4
Behold the wage of the workmen who reaped your fields. The man who was defrauded by you cries out. And the outcries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of Lord of hosts.


1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Witness against me before LORD, and before his anointed: Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with i

General references

Luke 19:46
saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but ye made it a den of robbers.