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 sleep not, unless they can do mischief, - They rob themselves of their sleep, if they cannot cause someone to stumble,
Will he maintain his anger to times age-abiding? Will he keep it perpetually? Lo! thou hast spoken thus but hast done wicked things and had thy way!
Lo! the princes of Israel, very man for his own arm, have they been in thee, For the sake of shedding blood.
Her heads, for a bribe, pronounce sentence, and, her priests, for a price, give direction, and, her prophets, for silver, divine, - yet, on Yahweh, they lean, saying, Is not, Yahweh, in our midst? there shall not come upon us, calamity.
Thy rulers, are unruly, and companions of thieves, Every one of the people, loveth a bribe, and runneth after rewards, - The fatherless, they do not vindicate, And, the plea of the widow, reacheth them not.
Therefore, will I give - Their wives to others, Their fields to such as shall take possession of them, For from the least, even unto the greatest, Every one, is, wholly given to extortion: From the prophet even unto the priest, Every one, dealeth, falsely.
Her rulers within her have been like wolves, rending prey,- In shedding blood In destroying lives, For the sake of getting dishonest gain.
Their drinking-bout, having passed, - they became, unchaste, they loved wildly, a contempt, became her great men.
For I know how numerous are your transgressions, and how surpassing your sins, - ye adversaries of the righteous! ye acceptors of a bribe! Even the needy in the gate, have they turned away!
and said - What are ye willing to give unto me? and, I, unto you, will deliver him up. And they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
1 Kings 21:9
Now she wrote in the letters, saying, - Proclaim ye a fast, and cause Naboth to sit at the head of the people;
For lo! Yahweh, is coming forth out of his place, To visit the iniquity of earths inhabitant upon him, - Therefore shall the earth unveil her shed-blood, And throw a covering, no longer over her slain.
Amongst which things, when the ten thousands of the multitude were gathered together, so that they were treading one upon another, he began to be saying, unto his disciples, first - Be keeping yourselves free from the leaven of the Pharisees, the which is, hypocrisy.
1 Corinthians 4:5
So then, not before the fitting time, be judging anything, - until the Lord shall come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and, then, the praise shall come to each one, from God.
Thou shalt not steal.
And when ye sell anything to thy neighbour, or buy aught at thy neighbour's hand, do not overreach one another.
Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say - Amen.
A bribe out of his bosom, doth a lawless man take, to pervert the ways of justice.
For, violence, their heart muttereth, and, mischief, their lips do speak.
Then, again, I saw under the sun, the place of justice, that there was lawlessness, and, the place of righteousness, that there was lawlessness.
So then there hath been a driving back of justice, And righteousness, afar off, standeth, - For truth, hath stumbled in the broad-way, And, right, cannot enter;
Yahweh therefore said unto me, - There is found a conspiracy, among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem:
By their wickedness, they gladden a king, and, by their flatteries, - rulers.
Wherefore shouldst thou let me see iniquity, and, wrong, shouldst let me behold, and, force and violence, be straight before me, - and there should have ever been someone who, contention and strife, would uphold?
And they went unto the High-priests and Elders, and said - With a curse have we bound ourselves, to taste, nothing, until we have slain Paul.
Moreover, the Jews also were joining in the attack, saying that, these things, were, so.