Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Yea, they are
Can never have enough
Yea, they are
1 Samuel 2:12
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Jehovah.
And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for morsels of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to lying?
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy; and say unto them, unto the shepherds, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the shepherds of Israel that feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
Thus saith Jehovah concerning the prophets that cause my people to err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace! but whoso putteth not into their mouths they prepare war against him:
Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.
For I know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;
See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
1 Peter 5:2
shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.
Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.
Can never have enough
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This also is vanity.
therefore ye shall have night without a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, without divination; and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be black over them.
And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
and in them is filled up the prophecy of Esaias, which says, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and beholding ye shall behold and not see;
Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine forth for them.
Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.
But thine eyes and thy heart are only on thine extortion, and on the blood of the innocent, to shed it, and on oppression and on violence, to do it.
2 Peter 2:15
having left the straight way they have gone astray, having followed in the path of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the reward of unrighteousness;