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 have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.
Will he reserve his anger forever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, you have spoken and done all the evil things that you could.
Behold, the princes of Israel, each one in you used his power to shed blood.
Her heads judge for reward, and her priests teach for hire, and her prophets divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? no evil can come upon us.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.
Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for everyone from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.
For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
And said unto them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
1 Kings 21:9
And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her bloodshed, and shall no more cover her slain.
In the meantime, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, so much that they tread one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
You shall not steal.
And if you sell anything unto your neighbor, or buy anything of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another:
Cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
For their heart studies destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
And the LORD said unto 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 princes with their lies.
Why do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold trouble? for plundering and violence are before me: and there are those that raise up strife and contention.
And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.
And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.