Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall.
Behold, the rulers of Israel, each one according to his power, have been in thee to shed blood.
The heads of it judge for a bribe, and the priests of it teach for a wage, and the prophets of it divine for money. Yet they lean upon LORD, and say, Is not LORD in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us.
Thy rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They judge not the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come to them.
Therefore I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who shall possess them. For everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to covetousness. From the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.
Her rulers in the midst of it are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.
Their drink has become sour. They play the harlot continually. Her rulers dearly love shame.
For I know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are your sins--ye who afflict the just man, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the gate [from their right].
he said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed out to him thirty silver pieces.
1 Kings 21:9
And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
For, behold, LORD comes forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
During which time the myriads of the multitude having gathered together so as to trample each other, he began first to say to his disciples, Take heed to yourselves from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore do not judge anything before time, until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make public the deliberations of the hearts. And then praise will come to each man from God.
Thou shall not steal.
And if thou sell anything to thy neighbor, or buy of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not wrong each other.
Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent man. And all the people shall say, Amen.
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.
For their heart meditates oppression, and their lips talk of mischief.
And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off. For truth has fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.
And LORD said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the rulers with their lies.
Why do thou show me iniquity, and look upon perverseness? For destruction and violence are before me, and there is strife, and contention rises up.
who, having come near to the chief priests and the elders, said, We have put ourselves under a curse, a curse to taste of nothing until we would kill Paul.
And the Jews also agreed, claiming to have these things this way.