Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Bible References

I will come

Malachi 2:17
You have wearied Jehovah with your words. Yet you say, In what have we wearied Him? When you say, Every evildoer is good in the eyes of Jehovah, and He delights in them; or, Where is the God of justice?
Psalm 50:3
Our God comes, and He is not silent; a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very stormy all around Him.
Psalm 96:13
before Jehovah; for He comes, for He comes to judge the earth; He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.
Psalm 98:9
before Jehovah; for He comes to judge the earth; with righteousness He shall judge the world, and the peoples in uprightness.
Ezekiel 34:20
So the Lord Jehovah says this to them: Behold I Myself will even judge between the fat lamb and the lean lamb.
Hebrews 10:30
For we know Him who has said, "Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, says the Lord." And again, "The Lord shall judge His people."
James 5:8
You also be patient, establish your hearts, for the coming of your Lord draws near.
Jude 1:14
And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied to these, saying, Behold, the Lord came with myriads of His saints,

A swift

Malachi 2:14
Yet you say, Why? Because Jehovah has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously; yet she is your companion and your covenant wife.
Psalm 50:7
Hear, My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you; I am God, your God.
Psalm 81:8
Hear, O My people, and I will testify to you; O Israel, if you will listen to Me,
Jeremiah 29:23
because they have committed evil in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken lying words in My name, which I have not commanded them; for I am He who knows and a witness, says Jehovah.
Micah 1:2
Hear, all you people; listen, O earth, and its fullness. And let the Lord Jehovah be witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.
Matthew 23:14
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and pray at length as a pretense. Therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.

The sorcerers

Leviticus 20:6
And the soul that turns to mediums, and to spirit-knowers, to go lusting after them, I will even set My face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Deuteronomy 5:11
You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not acquit the one who takes His name in vain.
Jeremiah 7:9
Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know;
Ezekiel 22:6
Behold, the rulers of Israel, each man by his might, have been in you in order to shed blood.
Zechariah 5:3
And he said to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for from now on everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it; and everyone who swears from now on shall be cut off according to it.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals,
Galatians 5:19
Now the works of the flesh are clearly revealed, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness,
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled, but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15
But outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and makes a lie.

Against those

Exodus 22:21
You shall neither vex a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Leviticus 19:13
You shall not defraud your neighbor nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not stay with you until the morning.
Deuteronomy 24:14
You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, of your brothers, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob the poor, because he is poor; nor press down the afflicted in the gate;
Proverbs 23:10
Do not remove the old landmarks, and do not enter into the fields of the fatherless;
Jeremiah 22:13
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his upper rooms without justice; his neighbor serves without pay, and he does not give him for his work;
James 5:4
Behold, the hire of the laborers reaping your fields cry out, being kept back by you. And the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of hosts.

General references

Exodus 20:14
You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 23:6
You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his cause.
Leviticus 18:20
And you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.
Numbers 5:24
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse. And the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.
Deuteronomy 5:20
And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Deuteronomy 24:14
You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, of your brothers, or of your strangers that are in your land within your gates.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Job 31:12
For it is a fire that devours to the Place of Ruin, and it would root out all my gain.
Psalm 94:6
They kill the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Jeremiah 5:29
Shall I not visit for these things? says Jehovah. Shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
1 Corinthians 6:8
But you do wrong and defraud, and these things to brothers.