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 don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
"'Will he retain [his anger] forever? Will he keep it to the end?' Behold, you have spoken and have done evil things, and have had your way."
Behold, the princes of Israel, everyone according to his power, have been in you to shed blood.
Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us."
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
Therefore will I 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 every one deals falsely.
Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.
For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins -- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.
and said, "What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.
1 Kings 21:9
She wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
For, behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also will disclose her blood, and will no longer cover her slain.
Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.
"You shall not steal.
"'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.
'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.
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.
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.
Yahweh 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 princes with their lies.
Why do you show me iniquity, and look at perversity? For destruction and violence are before me. There is strife, and contention rises up.
They came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.
The Jews also joined in the attack, affirming that these things were so.