“You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones,
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God?
Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.
You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.
Ahab said to Elijah, “ Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord.
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.”
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “ Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord and so bring wrath on yourself from the Lord?
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the Lord; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
“What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?” Declares the Lord God of hosts.
They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,
Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.
Thus says the Lord my God, “Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter.
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
“ If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
He who hates Me hates My Father also.
So they cried out again, saying, “ Not this Man, but Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a robber.
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,