Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Therefore shalt thou say - Thus saith My Lord. Yahweh To Jerusalem, Thine origin and thy birth, were of the land of the Calamity, - Thy father was the Amorite. And mother a Hittite,
And every caldron in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be Holy unto Yahweh of hosts, - So shall all who are offering sacrifice, come in, and take of them, and boil therein, - Neither shall there be a merchant any more in the house of Yahweh of hosts, in that day.
and unto them who were selling, the doves, he said - Take these things hence! Be not making, the house of my Father, a house of merchandise.
Ye shall not act perversely in giving judgment, - in measures of extent, in weights in measures of capacity:
A deceptive balance, is an abomination to Yahweh, but, a full weight, is his delight.
The balance and scales of justice, belong to Yahweh, and, his handiwork, are all the weights of the bag.
Who say, When will the new moon, pass away, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath that we may open grain? who diminish the ephah, and increase the shekel, and who falsify by deceitful weights:
Even yet, are there, in the house of the lawless one, the treasures of lawlessness, - and the scant measure - accurst?
1 Timothy 6:9
But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -
And the people will, tyrannise, Every man over his fellow-man, And every man over his friend, - And they will rage The boy against, the elder, And the despised, against, the honourable,
The people of the land have exacted oppression, and seized plunder,- Even the afflicted and the needy, have they maltreated, And the sojourner have they oppressed without justice.
Who strive to bring the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and, the way of the oppressed, they pervert, - Yea, a man and his own father, go in unto the maid, to profane my holy Name!
Announce it over the palaces in Ashdod, and over the palaces in the land of Egypt, - and say ye - Gather yourselves together upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold ye - the great disorders in the midst thereof, and the oppressed within her.
Hear ye this word, ye heifers of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, - who say to their lords, Bring in, and let us drink!
Therefore - because ye have trampled on the poor, and, the gift of corn, ye would take away from him, though, houses of hewn stone, ye have built, Yet shall ye not dwell in them, - Though, delightful vineyards, ye have planted, Yet shall ye not drink the wine of them.
Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.
Then said I, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel, - Is it not yours to know justice?
Perished is the man of lovingkindness out of the earth, and, upright among men, is there none, - they all, for bloodshed, lie in wait. Every man - for his brother, do they hunt as for one devoted to destruction.
Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.
Lo, the wage of the workers who have out down your fields - that which hath been kept back, by you, is crying out; and, the outcries of them who reaped, into the ears of the Lord of hosts, have entered:
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold me! testify against me, before Yahweh, and before his Anointed - Whose, ox, have I taken? or whose, ass, have I taken? or whom have I oppressed? Whom have I crushed? or at whose, hands, have I taken a bribe, to cover up mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it unto you.
saying unto them - It is written, And, my house, shall be, a house of prayer; but, ye, have made, it, a den of robbers.