Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
And he saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore his arm brought salvation unto him, and his righteous ness, it sustained him.
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now and find out and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that execute judgment, that seek the truth; and I will pardon the city.
The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery and have done violence unto the poor and needy; they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
The merciful man of the earth is missing: and there is no one upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each man his brother with a net.
Therefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in violence and perversity and build upon this:
He shall not be established; in vanity he shall err; therefore, he shall be changed into vanity.
Trust not in violence and become not vain in the taking of spoil; if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Do not trust in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD are these.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips pronounce lies; your tongue speaks evil.
They only consult to cast him down from his greatness; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse in their inward parts. Selah.
To rebel and to lie against the LORD, and to depart away from our God; the speaking of libel and rebellion, to conceive, and to speak from the heart words of falsehood,
They conceive pain and bring forth iniquity, and their belly meditates deceit.
He has also prepared for him the weapons of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors.
For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
Behold, he travails with iniquity and has conceived of his own work and brought forth falsehood.
For their heart studies robbery, and their lips speak evil.
and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief and give wicked counsel in this city:
And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.