Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Bible References

Companions

Proverbs 29:24
Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears cursing, and does not disclose it.
Matthew 21:13
and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Mark 11:17
And he taught them, saying, Is it not written that my house shall be called house of prayer by all the nations? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Luke 19:46
saying unto them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Every

Isaiah 33:15
He that walks in righteousness, he that speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of violence, he that shakes his hands from receiving bribes; he that stops his ears to not hear of blood; he who shuts his eyes to not see evil;
Exodus 23:8
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.
Jeremiah 22:17
But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness and for to shed innocent blood and for oppression and for violence, to do it.
Ezekiel 22:12
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion and hast forgotten me, said the Lord GOD.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.
Micah 7:3
To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

They judge

Isaiah 10:1
Woe unto those that establish unrighteous laws and that wilfully prescribe tyranny
Jeremiah 5:28
They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.
Zechariah 7:10
and do not oppress the widow nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Malachi 3:5
And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts.
Luke 18:2
saying, There was in a city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man;

General references

Exodus 22:22
Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there is a controversy between persons and they come unto judgment and they are judged, then they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.
Proverbs 31:9
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and destitute.