Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Oppress

General references

Bible References

A merchant

Ezekiel 16:3
and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth [were] from the land of the Canaanites, your father [was] an Amorite, and your mother [was] a Hittite.
Zechariah 14:21
And every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to Yahweh of hosts, and all those who sacrifice will come and will take from them, and will cook in them, and there will be no longer a {trader} in the house of Yahweh of hosts on that day.
John 2:16
And to the ones selling the doves he said, "Take these [things] away from here! Do not make my Father's house {a marketplace}!"

The balances

Leviticus 19:35
" 'You shall not commit injustice in regulation, in measurement, in weight, or volume.
Proverbs 11:1
Balances of deceit [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but {an accurate weight} delights him.
Proverbs 16:11
A balance and scales of justice [belong] to Yahweh; all the weights of the bag [are] his work.
Amos 8:5
saying, "When will the new moon be over, so that we can sell grain? And the Sabbath, so that we can open the grain bins, that we can make [the] ephah small and make [the] shekel large, and can practice deceit [with] a set of scales of deceit?
Micah 6:10
Is there any longer a man [in] the house of the wicked treasures of wickedness, and the ephah of scarcity [which is] accursed?
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction.

He loveth

Isaiah 3:5
And the people will be oppressed {by each other} and a man by his neighbor. The boy will act arrogantly toward the elder, and the dishonorable toward the honorable.
Ezekiel 22:29
They severely oppress the people of the land, and {they committed robbery}, and they mistreated [the] needy and [the] poor, and they oppressed the alien {without} justice.
Amos 2:7
Those who trample the heads of the powerless into the dust of the ground and turn aside the way of the destitute, a man and his father {have sexual relations with} the same girl, so that [they] profane my holy name.
Amos 3:9
Proclaim to the citadel fortresses in Ashdod and the citadel fortresses in the land of Egypt and say: "Gather on the mountains of Samaria and see the great panic in her midst and the oppression in her midst!"
Amos 4:1
Hear this word, [you] cows of Bashan who [live] on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the powerless, who crush the poor, who say to their husbands, "Bring [something] so that we may drink!"
Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you trample on [the] poor and you take a grain tax from them, you built houses of dressed stone, but you will not live in them. You built vineyards of delightfulness, but you will not drink their wine.
Micah 2:1
Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, because they have power in their hands.
Micah 3:1
And I said, "Listen, O heads of Jacob and leaders of the house of Israel! [Is it] not for you to know justice?
Micah 7:2
The faithful [person] has perished from the land, and there is none who is upright among humankind. All of them lie in wait; each hunts his brother [with] a net.
Malachi 3:5
"Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear {falsely}, and against the oppressors of [the] hired worker [with his] wages, [the] widow and [the] orphan, and {the abusers of} [the] alien, and [yet] do not fear me," says Yahweh of hosts.
James 5:4
Behold, the wages that were held back by you from the workers who reap your fields cry out, and the cries of the reapers have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Oppress

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am! Testify against me before Yahweh and before his anointed one! Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I exploited? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe, that I may shut my eyes {regarding} him?-then I will restore it to you."

General references

Luke 19:46
saying to them, "It is written, 'And my house will be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a cave of robbers!"