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
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.
And Moses was very angry, and said unto the LORD, Respect not their offering: I have not taken one donkey 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 gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the 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 received any bribe to blind my eyes with? and I will restore it to you.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.
In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten me, says the Lord GOD.
Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave not a bone till the morning.
And the priests
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.
Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for everyone from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing. I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
Whose mouths must be stopped, who ruin whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for dishonest gain, but of a ready mind;
And the prophets
Thus says the LORD : Concerning the prophets who make my people stray, who bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that puts nothing into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
Yea, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his own quarter.
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who shall secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring 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 rebellion of Korah.
1 Samuel 4:3
And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the LORD defeated 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 after the holy city, and anchor themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
Trust you not 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 of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God,
None evil can come
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, The calamity shall not overtake nor meet us.
If a man or woman has a disease upon the head or the beard;
Cursed be 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 be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.
And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
So the priests and 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 the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know you.