Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.

Bible References

I pray

Micah 3:1
And I said,
Hear now, heads of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel.
Is it not for you to know justice?
Exodus 3:16
Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, “I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.
Hosea 5:1
Hear this, O priests!
Give heed, O house of Israel!
Listen, O house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you,
For you have been a snare at Mizpah
And a net spread out on Tabor.

That

Leviticus 26:15
if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Psalm 58:1
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.
Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe
And chases after rewards.
They do not defend the orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
Jeremiah 5:28
‘They are fat, they are sleek,
They also excel in deeds of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

General references

Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Isaiah 59:14
Justice is turned back,
And righteousness stands far away;
For truth has stumbled in the street,
And uprightness cannot enter.
Ezekiel 34:7
Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:
Ezekiel 44:23
Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.