Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;


Bible References


Nehemiah 5:7
So my heart took counsel unto me and I contended with the nobles and with the deputies, and said to them, A loan on interest - every man to his brother, are ye making, - So I appointed over them a great assembly;
Job 31:13
If I refused the right of my servant, or my handmaid, when they contended with me,
Luke 3:12
And there came, even tax-collectors, to be immersed; and they said unto him - Teacher! what, shall we, do?
Luke 19:8
But, taking his stand, Zacchaeus said unto the Lord - Lo! the half of my possessions, Lord, unto the destitute, I give; and, if, from anyone, I have taken aught by false accusation, I give back fourfold.
James 5:4
Lo, the wage of the workers who have out down your fields - that which hath been kept back, by you, is crying out; and, the outcries of them who reaped, into the ears of the Lord of hosts, have entered:


Exodus 23:6
Thou shalt not pervert the vindication of thy needy one in his quarrel.
Numbers 16:15
Then was Moses very angry, and he said unto Yahweh, Do not thou have respect unto their meal-offering. Not one ass, from them, have I taken, neither have I wronged one of them.
Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment, thou shalt not take note of faces, - nor shalt thou accept a bribe, for the bribe, blindeth the eyes of wise men, and perverteth the words of righteous men.
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold me! testify against me, before Yahweh, and before his Anointed - Whose, ox, have I taken? or whose, ass, have I taken? or whom have I oppressed? Whom have I crushed? or at whose, hands, have I taken a bribe, to cover up mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it unto you.
Jeremiah 5:26
For there have been found among my people lawless men, - One lieth in wait, as with the stooping of fowlers, They have set a trap, they capture men:
Micah 7:3
Of wickedness with both hands to make sure, the ruler, doth make demand - and the judge - for a recompense, - and, as for the great man, he, is putting into words the desire of his soul, So have they woven the net!
Matthew 26:15
and said - What are ye willing to give unto me? and, I, unto you, will deliver him up. And they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
Acts 8:18
But Simon, seeing that, through means of the laying on of the hands of the Apostles, the Spirit was being given, offered unto them money,
2 Peter 2:14
Having, eyes, full of an adulteress, and that cannot rest from sin, enticing unstable souls, having, a heart trained in greed, - children of a curse, -


1 Samuel 24:4
So David's men said unto him - Lo! the day of which Yahweh said unto thee - Lo! I am about to deliver up thine enemy, into thy hand: therefore shall thou do unto him, as shall be good in thine eyes. And David arose, and cut off the corner of the robe which belonged to Saul, by stealth.
1 Samuel 26:8
Then said Abishai unto David, God hath surrendered, to-day, thine enemy, into thy hand: Now, therefore, let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the earth, at one stroke, I, will not do it twice.
Job 31:29
If rejoiced in the misfortune of him that hated me, or exulted when calamity found him; -
Psalm 26:4
I have not sat with men of deceit, nor, with dissemblers, would I enter;
Jeremiah 40:15
Then, Johanan son of Kareah, spake unto Gedaliah secretly, in Mizpah, saying, - Let me go I pray thee, and smite Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and not, a man, shall know it, - wherefore should he smite thee to death, and all Judah who have gathered themselves unto thee, be dispersed, and the remnant of Judah perish?
Ephesians 5:11
And be not joining in fellowship in the unfruitful works of darkness, but, rather, be even administering reproof;


Psalm 119:37
Turn away mine eyes, from beholding vanity, In thy way, give me life.

General references

Leviticus 25:14
And when ye sell anything to thy neighbour, or buy aught at thy neighbour's hand, do not overreach one another.
Job 27:8
For what shall be the hope of the impious, though he graspeth with greed, when GOD shall draw forth his soul?
Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it, do not pass thereon - turn from it, and depart.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
From every form of wickedness, abstain.