Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
2 Kings 5:23
And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bore them before him.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
For they know not to do right, says the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
Yea also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as sheol, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations, and heaps unto him all people:
In the same day also will I punish all those that leap over the threshold, who fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that steals shall be cut off according to the writing on this side; and every one that swears falsely shall be cut off according to the writing on that side.
Come now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, or weight, or quantity.
You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a great and a small.
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Diverse weights, and diverse measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
Thus says the Lord GOD; Enough, O princes of Israel: remove violence and plunder, and execute justice and righteousness, take away your evictions of my people, says the Lord GOD.
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?