Corrupt Priests

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Malachi 2:3

Behold, I will rebuke your seed [grain -- "which will prevent due harvest], and I will spread the dung from the festival offerings upon your faces, and you shall be taken away with it.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests exercise rule at their own hands and by means of the prophets. And My people love to have it so! But what will you do when the end comes?

Ezekiel 22:26

Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things. They have made no distinction between the sacred and the secular, neither have they taught people the difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Hosea 5:1

Hear this, O you priests! And listen, O house of Israel! And give ear, O house of the king! For the judgment pronounced pertains to you and is meant for you, because you have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread upon Tabor [military strongholds on either side of the Jordan River].

Hosea 6:9

And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder on the road toward Shechem; yes, they commit villainy and outrages.

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light [lacking truth, gravity, and steadiness] and men of treachery; her priests have profaned the sanctuary; [defrauding God and man by pretending their own word is God's word] they have done violence to the law.

Matthew 27:20

But the chief priests and the elders prevailed on the people to ask for Barabbas, and put Jesus to death.

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release for them Barabbas instead.

John 19:6

When the chief priests and attendants (guards) saw Him, they cried out, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no fault (crime) in Him.

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John 19:6

When the chief priests and attendants (guards) saw Him, they cried out, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no fault (crime) in Him.

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light [lacking truth, gravity, and steadiness] and men of treachery; her priests have profaned the sanctuary; [defrauding God and man by pretending their own word is God's word] they have done violence to the law.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release for them Barabbas instead.

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John 19:6

When the chief priests and attendants (guards) saw Him, they cried out, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no fault (crime) in Him.

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light [lacking truth, gravity, and steadiness] and men of treachery; her priests have profaned the sanctuary; [defrauding God and man by pretending their own word is God's word] they have done violence to the law.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release for them Barabbas instead.