Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
1 Samuel 24:13
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked, but my hand shall not be upon thee.
1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's slaves and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many slaves nowadays that break from their masters.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Likewise ye also cannot do good, being taught to do evil.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And his heart
Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of Adam?
For they have made ready their heart like an oven while they lie in wait; their baker sleeps all night; in the morning it burns as a flaming fire.
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to defraud of the price of the land?
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed.
Certainly thy wickedness is great and thine iniquities have no end.
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks and feed thereof.
There are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty.
Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Israel and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes,
that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O princes of Jacob, and ye heads of the house of Israel. Did it not pertain to you to know that which is right?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.
The pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep thyself unspotted from this world.