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 says the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked: but my hand shall not be upon you.
1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there are many servants now days that break away each man from his master.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to doing evil.
O generation of vipers, how can you, 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:
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And his heart
[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David.] Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
For they have made ready their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night; in the morning it burns as a flaming fire.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities without end?
Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed on them.
There is one that scatters, and yet increases; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.
Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.