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.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.
Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the justice of the righteous from him!
For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
If a man walking in the spirit of falsehood does lie, saying, I will prophesy unto you of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
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.
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Then said they, Come, and let us devise plots against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
The godly man has perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.
1 Kings 21:10
And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
Then they bribed men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
He that plans to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.