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
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
Matthew 21:13
He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!"
Mark 11:17
He taught, saying to them, "Isn't it written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?' But you have made it a den of robbers!"
Luke 19:46
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of robbers'!"

Every

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --
Exodus 23:8
"You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you 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 receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
Jeremiah 22:17
But your eyes and your heart are not 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 of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.
Micah 7:3
Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.

They judge

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees;
Jeremiah 5:28
They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excell in deeds of wickedness. They don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they don't judge the right of the needy.
Zechariah 7:10
Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'
Malachi 3:5
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 perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.
Luke 18:2
saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.

General references

Exodus 22:22
"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."