Injustice, Examples Of

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Mark 7:9-13

And he said to them, "You splendidly ignore the commandment of God so that you can keep your tradition. For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother {must certainly die}.' But you say, 'If a man says to his father or to his mother, "Whatever {benefit you would have received} from me [is] corban" (that is, a gift [to God]),read more.
you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother, [thus] making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down, and you do many similar [things] such as this."

Matthew 15:3-6

So he answered [and] said to them, "Why do you also break the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother {must certainly die}.' But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or his mother, "Whatever {benefit you would have received} from me [is] a gift [to God],"read more.
need not honor his father,' and you make void the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

Genesis 27:35

And he said, "Your brother came in deceit and took your blessing."

Leviticus 20:9-10

" 'If [there is] {anyone} who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father and his mother--his blood [is] upon him. " 'As for a man who commits adultery with a man's wife, who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, [both] the man who commits adultery and the woman who commits adultery shall surely be put to death.

Malachi 2:13-14

And this you do {as well}: [you] cover the altar of Yahweh [with] tears, [with] weeping and [with] groaning, because he {no longer regards the offering} or accepts [it] [with] favor from your hand. But you ask, "{For what reason}?" Because Yahweh stands as a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have been unfaithful, even though she [is] your marriage partner and {your wife by covenant}.

1 Corinthians 7:4-5

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband [does]. And likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but his wife [does]. Do not defraud one another, except perhaps by agreement, for a time, in order that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and [then] you should be {together} again, lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self control.

Isaiah 59:14-15

And justice is pushed back, and righteousness stands afar; for truth stumbles in the public square, and straightforwardness is unable to enter, and truth is missing, and he who turns aside from evil [is] plundered. And Yahweh saw, and it was displeasing in his eyes that there was no justice

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 19:14

"You shall not move the boundary [marker] of your neighbor that {former generations} set up on your property in the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you to take possession of it.

Deuteronomy 23:24-25

"When you come into the vineyard of your neighbor, then you may eat grapes {as you please} and {until you are full}, but you shall not put [any] into your container. "When you come into the standing grain of your neighbor, then you may pluck ears with your hand, but you may not {swing} a sickle among the standing grain of your neighbor."

Deuteronomy 24:6-7

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}. "If a man is {caught} kidnapping somebody from [among] his countrymen, the {Israelites}, and he treats him as a slave or he sells him, then that kidnapper shall die, and [so] you shall purge the evil {from among you}.

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

Proverbs 3:28-30

Do not say to your neighbor, "Go and return and tomorrow I will give [it]," {when it is with you}. Do not plot harm against your neighbor [who] dwells in confidence beside you. Do not quarrel with anyone without cause, when he did not do you harm.

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not remove an ancient boundary marker, and on the fields of orphans do not encroach; For their redeemer is strong, he himself will plead their cause against you.

Proverbs 24:23-24

These [sayings] are also for the wise: {Partiality} in judgment is not good. Whoever says to the guilty, "You are righteous," the people will curse him; the nations will abhor him.

Psalm 26:10

in whose hands [is] an evil plan, and whose right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 28:21

{Showing partiality} [is] not good, and over a morsel of bread, a strong man will do wrong.

Isaiah 5:22-23

Ah! Heroes at drinking wine, and men of capability at mixing strong drink! Those who acquit the guilty because of a bribe and remove [the] justice of [the] innocent from him.

Isaiah 29:21

those who mislead a person into sin with a word and set a trap for the {arbitrator} in the gate and guide away [the] righteous by emptiness.

Hosea 10:4

They utter words of vain oaths [when] {making covenants}, and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant on the furrows of the field.

Amos 5:12

For I know your transgressions [are] many and your sins [are] numerous, [you] foes of [the] righteous, those who take a bribe, and {those who} push aside [the] poor [ones] in the gate!

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice does not go forth perpetually. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Malachi 2:9

"And in turn I have made you despised and humbled before all the people, inasmuch as you [are] not keeping my way, but are {favoring your own instruction}."

Acts 16:36-37

And the jailer reported these words to Paul: "The chief magistrates have sent [an order] that you should be released. So come out now [and] go in peace!" But Paul said to them, "They beat us in public without due process--men who are Roman citizens--[and] threw [us] into prison, and now they are wanting to release us secretly? Certainly not! Rather let them come themselves [and] bring us out!"

Isaiah 10:1-2

Ah! Those who decree decrees of evil, and writers who have written harm, to guide [the] needy away from legal claims, and to rob the justice from the poor of my people, to make widows their spoil; and they plunder orphans.

Exodus 1:10-11

Come, we must deal shrewdly with them, lest they become many, and when war happens, they also will join our enemies and will fight against us and go up from the land." And they appointed commanders of forced labor over them in order to oppress them with their {forced labor}, and they built storage cities for Pharaoh--Pithom and Rameses.

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you really speak [what is] right [when] silent? [Do] you judge fairly the children of humankind? No, in [your] heart you plan injustices; in the land you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Psalm 94:20-21

Can there be allied with you a throne of destruction, one that forms trouble based on statute? They band together against [the] life of [the] righteous, and declare [the] blameless guilty of blood.

Proverbs 31:4-5

[It is] not for the kings, O Lemuel; drinking wine [is] not for the kings, nor [is] strong drink for rulers. Or else he will drink and forget what has been decreed, and he will pervert the rights of all the {afflicted}.

Isaiah 1:21

How has a faithful city become like a whore? Full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

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