Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is a conspiracy by her prophets in the midst of it, like a roaring lion ravening the prey. They have devoured souls. They take treasure and precious things. They have made her widows many in the midst thereof.
And they covet fields, and seize them, and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
But woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye devour widows' houses, and praying long in pretence. Because of this ye will receive greater condemnation.
who devour widows' houses, and in pretence make long prayers. These will receive greater damnation.
2 Timothy 3:6
for from these are those who creep into houses, and take captive petty women laden with sins, being led away by various impulses,
And while praying do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they will be heard by their much speaking.
Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how will ye escape from the damnation of hell?
And that bondman who knew his lord's will, and who did not prepare, nor do according to his will, will be beaten much,