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;
I considered these things carefully and then registered a complaint with the wealthy and the officials. I said to them, "Each one of you is seizing the collateral from your own countrymen!" Because of them I called for a great public assembly.
"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me,
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"
But Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I now give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times as much!"
Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
"You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits.
Moses was very angry, and he said to the Lord, "Have no respect for their offering! I have not taken so much as one donkey from them, nor have I harmed any one of them!"
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Bring a charge against me before the Lord and before his chosen king. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I taken a bribe so that I would overlook something? Tell me, and I will return it to you!"
"Indeed, there are wicked scoundrels among my people. They lie in wait like bird catchers hiding in ambush. They set deadly traps to catch people.
They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.
and said, "What will you give me to betray him into your hands?" So they set out thirty silver coins for him.
Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, offered them money,
2 Peter 2:14
Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children!
1 Samuel 24:4
David's men said to him, "This is the day about which the Lord said to you, 'I will give your enemy into your hand, and you can do to him whatever seems appropriate to you.'" So David got up and quietly cut off an edge of Saul's robe.
1 Samuel 26:8
Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hands. Now let me drive the spear right through him into the ground with one swift jab! A second jab won't be necessary!"
If I have rejoiced over the misfortune of my enemy or exulted because calamity found him --
I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
Then Johanan son of Kareah spoke privately to Gedaliah there at Mizpah, "Let me go and kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah before anyone knows about it. Otherwise he will kill you and all the Judeans who have rallied around you will be scattered. Then what remains of Judah will disappear."
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with your word!
If you make a sale to your fellow citizen or buy from your fellow citizen, no one is to wrong his brother.
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Avoid it, do not go on it; turn away from it, and go on.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Stay away from every form of evil.