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 Israelites disobeyed the command about the city's riches. Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, stole some of the riches. The Lord was furious with the Israelites.
2 Kings 5:23
Naaman said, "Please accept two talents of silver. He insisted, and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, along with two suits of clothes. He gave them to two of his servants and they carried them for Gehazi.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.
"Indeed, there are wicked scoundrels among my people. They lie in wait like bird catchers hiding in ambush. They set deadly traps to catch people.
"They do not know how to do what is right." (The Lord is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.
Indeed, wine will betray the proud, restless man! His appetite is as big as Sheol's; like death, he is never satisfied. He gathers all the nations; he seizes all peoples.
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with wealth taken by violence and deceit.
The speaker went on to say, "This is a curse traveling across the whole earth. For example, according to the curse whoever steals will be removed from the community; or on the other hand (according to the curse) whoever swears falsely will suffer the same fate."
Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you.
You must not do injustice in the regulation of measures, whether of length, weight, or volume.
You must not have in your bag different stone weights, a heavy and a light one.
The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.
Diverse weights and diverse measures -- the Lord abhors both of them.
"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Put away violence and destruction, and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of my people, declares the sovereign Lord.
The businessmen love to cheat; they use dishonest scales.
You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!