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
Both hands are for evil, to do it well. The prince asketh, and the judge is there for a reward; and the great man uttereth his soul's greed: and together they combine it.
Then Moses was very wroth, and said to Jehovah, Have no regard to their oblation: not one ass have I taken from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am: testify against me before Jehovah, and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I injured? or of whose hand have I received any ransom and blinded mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it to you.
thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast overreached thy neighbours by oppression, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love their shame.
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.
And the priests
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.
Therefore will I give their wives unto others, their fields to those that shall possess them; for every one, from the least even unto the greatest, is given to covetousness; from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.
Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain.
1 Peter 5:2
shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
And the prophets
Thus saith Jehovah concerning the prophets that cause my people to err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace! but whoso putteth not into their mouths they prepare war against him:
and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:
But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the Holy Spirit was given, offered them money,
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction;
Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
1 Samuel 4:3
And the people came into the camp; and the elders of Israel said, Why has Jehovah smitten us to-day before the Philistines? Let us fetch ourselves the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of Shiloh, that it may come among us, and save us out of the hand of our enemies.
For they are named after the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
Confide ye not in words of falsehood, saying, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple is this.
And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
But if thou art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God,
None evil can come
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, Evil shall not overtake nor befall us.
And if a man or a woman have a sore on the head or on the beard,
Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally shedding innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.
1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of Jehovah; for ye have compassion upon me.
And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.
And Jehovah said unto 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 Jehovah.
And they shall teach my people the difference between holy and profane, and cause them to discern between unclean and clean.
They shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee; we, Israel.