Wicked Rulers

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Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Psalm 125:3

For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees;

Micah 7:3

Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.

Isaiah 1:23

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.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Isaiah 3:14

Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses.

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Micah 3:9-12

Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity. They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us." read more.
Therefore Zion for your sake will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps of rubble, and the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.