Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

Heads

Micah 7:3
Their hands are made ready to do evil; the ruler makes requests for money, and the judge is looking for a reward; and the great man gives decisions at his pleasure, and the right is twisted.
Numbers 16:15
Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, Give no attention to their offering: not one of their asses have I taken, or done wrong to any of them.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons did not go in his ways, but moved by the love of money took rewards, and were not upright in judging.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am: give witness against me before the Lord and before the man on whom he has put the holy oil: whose ox or ass have I taken? to whom have I been untrue? who has been crushed down by me? from whose hand have I taken a price for the blinding of my eyes? I will give it all back to you.
Isaiah 1:23
Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
Ezekiel 22:12
In you they have taken rewards as the price of blood; you have taken interest and great profits, and you have taken away your neighbours' goods by force, and have not kept me in mind, says the Lord.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become bitter; they are completely false; her rulers take pleasure in shame.
Zephaniah 3:3
Her rulers are like loud-voiced lions in her; her judges are wolves of the evening, crushing up the bones before the morning.

And the priests

Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least of them even to the greatest, everyone is given up to getting money; from the prophet even to the priest, everyone is working deceit.
Jeremiah 8:10
So I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who will take them for themselves: for everyone, from the least to the greatest, is given up to getting money; from the priest even to the prophet, everyone is false.
Malachi 1:10
If only there was one among you who would see that the doors were shut, so that you might not put a light to the fire on my altar for nothing! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of armies, and I will not take an offering from your hands.
1 Timothy 3:3
Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentle; no fighter, no lover of money;
Titus 1:11
By whom some families have been completely overturned; who take money for teaching things which are not right; these will have to be stopped.
1 Peter 5:2
Keep watch over the flock of God which is in your care, using your authority, not as forced to do so, but gladly; and not for unclean profit but with a ready mind;

And the prophets

Micah 3:5
This is what the Lord has said about the prophets by whom my people have been turned from the right way; who, biting with their teeth, say, Peace; and if anyone puts nothing in their mouths they make ready for war against him.
Isaiah 56:11
Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.
Acts 8:18
Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the touch of the Apostles' hands, he made them an offering of money, saying,
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.
Jude 1:11
A curse on them! They have gone in the way of Cain, running uncontrolled into the error of Balaam for reward, and have come to destruction by saying evil against the Lord, like Korah.

Yet

1 Samuel 4:3
And when the people came back to their tents, the responsible men of Israel said, Why has the Lord let the Philistines overcome us today? Let us get the ark of the Lord's agreement here from Shiloh, so that it may be with us and give us salvation from the hands of those who are against us.
Isaiah 48:2
For they say that they are of the holy town, and put their faith in the God of Israel: the Lord of armies is his name.
Jeremiah 7:4
Put no faith in false words, saying, The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord, are these.
Matthew 3:9
And say not to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; because I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children for Abraham.
Romans 2:17
But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God,

None evil can come

Amos 9:10
All those sinners among my people will be put to the sword who say, Evil will not overtake us or come face to face with us.

General references

Leviticus 13:29
And when a man or a woman has a disease on the head, or in the hair of the chin,
Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed is he who for a reward puts to death one who has done no wrong. And let all the people say, So be it.
1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, The Lord's blessing will be yours, for you have had pity on me
Isaiah 59:14
And the right is turned back, and righteousness is far away: for good faith is not to be seen in the public places, and upright behaviour may not come into the town.
Jeremiah 11:9
And the Lord said to me, There is an evil design at work among the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 26:7
And in the hearing of the priests and the prophets and all the people, Jeremiah said these words in the house of the Lord.
Ezekiel 44:23
And they are to make clear to my people the division between what is holy and what is common, and to give them the knowledge of what is clean and what is unclean.
Hosea 8:2
They will send up to me a cry for help: We, Israel, have knowledge of you, O God of Israel.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain