Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.



When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.

This is what the LORD says, house of David: "Judge appropriately every morning, and deliver those who have been robbed from the oppressor, so my anger does not break out like fire and burn with no one to put it out because of your evil deeds.

When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.


Purge the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness. Don't magnify yourself in the presence of a king, and don't pretend to be in the company of famous men,



When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.


When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.


When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.


When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.


Jeroboam was thinking to himself, "The kingdom is about to return to David's control. If these people keep going up to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the LORD there, the hearts of these people will return to their lord, King Rehoboam of Judah. Then they'll kill me and return to Rehoboam, king of Judah!" So the king sought some advice and then built two golden calves and announced, "It's too difficult for you to travel to Jerusalem. So here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!" read more.
He set one of them in Bethel and placed the other one in Dan. Doing this was sinful, because the people traveled as far as Dan to appear before one of their idols. Jeroboam built temples on the high places, and appointed his own priests from the fringe elements of the people who were not descendants of Levi. Jeroboam invented a festival for the fifteenth day of the eighth month similar to the festival that takes place in Judah. He approached the altar that he had set up in Bethel and sacrificed to the calves that he had made, having stationed in Bethel the priests that he had appointed. Then, on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, he went up to burn incense on the altar that he had set up in Bethel, thus beginning the festival that he had made up out of his own heart for the Israelis.

When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.

He will give up Israel because of Jeroboam's sins that he committed and by which Jeroboam caused Israel to sin."

In addition to all of this, he built high places in the mountains of Judah, led the inhabitants of Jerusalem into cultic sexual immorality, and made Judah go astray. After this, a letter arrived from Elijah the prophet. It said: "This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: "You haven't lived like your father Jehoshaphat and like King Asa of Judah. Instead, you have lived like the kings of Israel by causing Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit cultic sexual immorality just like Ahab's dynasty did! And you've killed your brothers who were better than you your own father's dynasty!