Thematic Bible: Condemned


Thematic Bible



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.



A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --







"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.




Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his rooms by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;






"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.




Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his rooms by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;


No one thinks, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, "I have burned part of it in the fire. Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals. I have roasted meat and eaten it. Shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I bow down to a tree trunk?"

Son of man, you dwell in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and don't see, who have ears to hear, and don't hear; for they are a rebellious house.

A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don't interpret this time?



About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.





Therefore he poured the fierceness of his anger on him, and the strength of battle; and it set him on fire all around, but he didn't know; and it burned him, but he didn't take it to heart."


Don't harden your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,



Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.




"'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.


then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured [stones], and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places:

For the saying which he cried by the word of Yahweh against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, will surely happen."

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I didn't command, nor did it come into my mind.

for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,

I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul will abhor you.



You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

"How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.

A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?' lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.

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.




but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.




Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

They also who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will receive instruction."


Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't murmur among yourselves.




But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease.


In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

They also gave me gall for my food. In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Edom, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because he pursued his brother with the sword, and cast off all pity, and his anger raged continually, and he kept his wrath forever;

He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.

As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.


then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured [stones], and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places:

For the saying which he cried by the word of Yahweh against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, will surely happen."

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I didn't command, nor did it come into my mind.

for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,

I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul will abhor you.


What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.

but everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy thing of Yahweh, and that soul shall be cut off from his people.

You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.'"

You who say a man shouldn't commit adultery. Do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?


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.



A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --




But I desire to have you to be free from cares. He who is unmarried is concerned for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;









"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.




Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his rooms by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;