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 reveals it not.
Matthew 21:13
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
Mark 11:17
And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.
Luke 19:46
Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

Every

Isaiah 33:15
He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that keeps his hands from the holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
Exodus 23:8
And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not pervert judgment; you shall not show partiality, neither take a bribe: for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
Jeremiah 22:17
But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
Ezekiel 22:12
In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten me, says the Lord GOD.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.
Micah 7:3
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.

They judge

Isaiah 10:1
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write misfortune which they have prescribed;
Jeremiah 5:28
They have grown fat, they shine: yea, they pass over the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not defend.
Zechariah 7:10
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to 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 sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.
Luke 18:2
Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man:

General references

Exodus 22:22
You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there is a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.