Injustice, Examples Of
Most Relevant Verses
He also said to them, “You completely invalidate God’s command in order to maintain your tradition! For Moses said:Honor your father and your mother;and
Whoever speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death. But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban’” (that is, a gift committed to the temple), read more.
“you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. You revoke God’s word by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other similar things.”
He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition? For God said:Honor your father and your mother;and,
The one who speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death. But you say, ‘Whoever tells his father or mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift committed to the temple”—read more.
he does not have to honor his father.’ In this way, you have revoked God’s word because of your tradition.
“If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood is on his own hands. If a man commits adultery with a married woman—if he commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
And this is another thing you do: you cover the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning, because He no longer respects your offerings or receives them gladly from your hands. Yet you ask, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.
A wife does not have the right over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband does not have the right over his own body, but his wife does. Do not deprive one another sexually—except when you agree for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and don’t be bitter toward them.
Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter. Truth is missing,
and whoever turns from evil is plundered.The Lord saw that there was no justice,
and He was offended.
“You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, established at the start in the inheritance you will receive in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
“When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat as many grapes as you want until you are full, but you must not put any in your container. When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, you may pluck heads of grain with your hand, but you must not put a sickle to your neighbor’s grain.
“Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security. “If a man is discovered kidnapping one of his Israelite brothers, whether he treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from you.
Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later.
I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you. Don’t plan any harm against your neighbor,
for he trusts you and lives near you. Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker,
and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless, for their Redeemer is strong,
and He will take up their case against you.
He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.
Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord,
but an accurate weight is His delight.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment. Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent”—
people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
who are fearless at mixing beer, who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.
For I know your crimes are many
and your sins innumerable.
They oppress the righteous, take a bribe,
and deprive the poor of justice at the gates.
The jailer reported these words to Paul: “The magistrates have sent orders for you to be released. So come out now and go in peace.” But Paul said to them, “They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!”
Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws to keep the poor from getting a fair trial
and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice,
so that widows can be their spoil
and they can plunder the fatherless.
Let us deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.” So the Egyptians assigned taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. They built Pithom and Rameses as supply cities for Pharaoh.
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam.Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones?
Do you judge people fairly? No, you practice injustice in your hearts;
with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.
Can a corrupt throne—
one that creates trouble by law—
become Your ally? They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
By justice a king brings stability to a land,
but a man who demands “contributions”
It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine
or for rulers to desire beer. Otherwise, they will drink,
forget what is decreed,
and pervert justice for all the oppressed.
As for me, however, I am filled with power
by the Spirit of the Lord,
with justice and courage,
to proclaim to Jacob his rebellion
and to Israel his sin.