Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

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Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.
Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.
Jeremiah 5:26
for wicked men live among My people.
They watch like fowlers lying in wait.
They set a trap;
they catch men.
Micah 2:11
If a man of wind comes
and invents lies:
“I will preach to you about wine and beer,”
he would be just the preacher for this people!
Micah 7:3
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.
Matthew 26:14
Then one of the Twelve—the man called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests


Psalm 10:7
Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth;
trouble and malice are under his tongue.
Psalm 64:4
shooting from concealed places at the innocent.
They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
Psalm 82:2
“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?Selah
Jeremiah 18:18
Then certain ones said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let’s denounce him and pay no attention to all his words.”
Micah 7:2
Godly people have vanished from the land;
there is no one upright among the people.
All of them wait in ambush to shed blood;
they hunt each other with a net.
Matthew 26:4
and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him.


Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers, with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies,
and your tongues mutter injustice.
1 Kings 21:10
Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, “You have cursed God and the king!” Then take him out and stone him to death.
Acts 6:11
Then they persuaded some men to say, “We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!”

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Proverbs 24:8
The one who plots evil
will be called a schemer.

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