Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
None evil can come
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler asks, and the judge [is ready] for a bribe. And the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul. Thus they weave it together.
And Moses was very angry, and said to LORD, Do not respect thou their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Witness against me before LORD, and before his anointed: Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with i
Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood. Thou have taken interest and increase. And thou have greedily gained from thy neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says lord LORD.
Their drink has become sour. They play the harlot continually. Her rulers dearly love shame.
Her rulers in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing till the morrow.
And the priests
For from the least of them even to the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness. And from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.
Therefore I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who shall possess them. For everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to covetousness. From the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.
Oh that there was among you who would shut the doors, that ye might not kindle my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says LORD of hosts, nor will I accept an offering at your hand.
1 Timothy 3:3
no drunkard, not a fighter, not greedy of base gain, but meek, noncontentious, no lover of money,
who must be muzzled, men who subvert whole houses, teaching things that they ought not, for sake of ugly profit.
1 Peter 5:2
Tend ye the flock of God among you, watching over, not by obligation, but willingly, nor greedily, but readily,
And the prophets
Thus says LORD concerning the prophets who make my people to err, who bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace. And he who does not put into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
Yea, the dogs are greedy; they can never have enough. And these are shepherds who cannot understand. They have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.
Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he brought money to them,
2 Peter 2:1
But FALSE prophets also developed among the people, as FALSE teachers will also be among you, who will sneak in pernicious denominations, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
Woe to them! Because they went in the way of Cain, and rushed to the error of Balaam's reward, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
1 Samuel 4:3
And when the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has LORD smitten us today before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of LORD out of Shiloh to us, that it may come among us, and save us out o
(for they call themselves of the holy city, and steady themselves upon the God of Israel, LORD of hosts is his name):
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of LORD, the temple of LORD, the temple of LORD, are these.
And think not to say within yourselves, We have a father, Abraham. For I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
Behold, thou are called a Jew, and rely upon the law, and boast in God,
None evil can come
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, The evil shall not overtake nor meet us.
And when a man or woman has a disease upon the head or upon the beard,
Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent man. And all the people shall say, Amen.
1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of LORD, for ye have had compassion on me.
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off. For truth has fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.
And LORD said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of LORD.
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
They shall cry to me, My God, we, Israel know thee.