'Robbers' in the Bible
The Lord was furious with Israel and handed them over to robbers who plundered them. He turned them over to their enemies who lived around them. They could not withstand their enemies' attacks.
The Lord raised up leaders who delivered them from these robbers.
So the Lord rejected all of Israel's descendants; he humiliated them and handed them over to robbers, until he had thrown them from his presence.
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
A [dreadful] sound of terrors is in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him [the dwellings of robbers are not at peace].
Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
If grape pickers came to pick your grapes, would they not leave a few grapes behind? If robbers came at night, would they not pillage only what they needed?
At the risk of our lives we get our food because robbers lurk in the countryside.
My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
and he saith to them, 'It hath been written, My house a house of prayer shall be called, but ye did make it a den of robbers.'
Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,
with the same also the robbers, who were crucified with him, were reproaching him.
and he was teaching, saying to them, 'Hath it not been written -- My house a house of prayer shall be called for all the nations, and ye did make it a den of robbers?'
And with him they crucify two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on his left,
Jesus took up [the question] and said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead.
"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?"
The Pharisee took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men -- "extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers -- "or even like this tax collector here.
saying to them, 'It hath been written, My house is a house of prayer -- but ye made it a den of robbers.'
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, greedy, robbers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;