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
To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.
Then Moses was very angry and said unto the LORD, Look not thou upon their offering; I have not taken so much as one ass from them, neither have I done evil to any of them.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after greed, receiving bribes and perverting that which is right.
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold, here I am; witness against me before the LORD and before his anointed. If I have taken anyone's ox or if I have taken anyone's ass or if I have defrauded anyone or if I have oppressed anyone or if I have received a bribe from anyone to blind my eyes, I will restore it you.
Thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes and follows after rewards; they do not hear the fatherless in judgment, neither does the cause of the widow come unto them.
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion and hast forgotten me, said the Lord GOD.
Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they do not leave a bone for tomorrow.
And the priests
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.
Therefore I will give their wives unto others and their fields unto those that shall inherit them: for each one from the least even unto the greatest is given to greed; from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors or tend the fire on my altar for free? I have no pleasure in you, said the LORD of the hosts, neither will the offering from your hand be agreeable unto me.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;
whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;
And the prophets
Thus hath the LORD said concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that does not give them something to eat, they even prepare war against him.
And these anxious dogs are insatiable, and even the shepherds did not know enough to understand: they all look to their own ways, each one for his gain, from his quarter.
And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
2 Peter 2:1
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who covertly shall bring in destructive sects and shall deny the Lord that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
1 Samuel 4:3
And when the people returned into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the LORD smitten us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us that when it comes among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
For they call themselves of the holy city and stay themselves upon the God of Israel. The LORD of the hosts is his name.
Do not trust in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD are these.
and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father, for I say unto you that God is able to raise up children unto Abraham of these stones.
Behold, thou doth call thyself a Jew and art supported by the law and doth glory in God
None evil can come
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, For our sake the evil shall not come near nor overtake us.
If a man or woman has a plague upon the head or the beard,
Cursed is he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, Blessed are ye of the LORD, for ye have compassion on me.
and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.
And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And the priests, the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane and teach them to discern between the clean and the unclean.
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we have known thee.