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You are doomed, you that twist justice and cheat people out of their rights!
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You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land,
Amos 5:11,12 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them. . . .
Amos 6:12 For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.
Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest perhaps there should be among you a man or a woman, a family or a tribe, whose heart is turned away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations: and there should be among you a root bringing forth gall and bitterness.
Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.
Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel: and the man of Juda, his pleasant plant: and I looked that he should do judgment, and behold iniquity: and do justice, and behold a cry.
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice:
Isaiah 59:13,14 In sinning and lying against the Lord: and we have turned away so that we went not after our God, but spoke calumny and transgression: we have conceived, and uttered from the heart, words of falsehood. . . .
Hosea 10:4 You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.
Habakkuk 1:12-14 Wast thou not from the beginning, O Lord my God, my holy one, and we shall not die? Lord, thou hast appointed him for judgment: and made him strong for correction. . . .
Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.
Psalm 125:5 But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with the workers of iniquity: peace upon Israel.
Ezekiel 3:20 Moreover if the just man shall turn away from his justice, and shall commit iniquity: I will lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die, because thou hast not given him warning: he shall die in his sin, and his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: but I will require his blood at thy hand.
Ezekiel 18:24 But if the just man turn himself away from his justice, and do iniquity according to all the abominations which the wicked man useth to work, shall he live? all his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: in the prevarication, by which he hath prevaricated, and in his sin, which he hath committed, in them he shall die.
Ezekiel 33:12,13,18 Thou therefore, O son of man, say to the children of thy people: The justice of the just shall not deliver him, in what day soever he shall sin: and the wickedness of the wicked shall not hurt him, in what day soever he shall turn from his wickedness: and the just shall not be able to live in his justice, in what day soever he shall sin. . . .
Zephaniah 1:6 And them that turn away from following after the Lord, and that have not sought the Lord, nor searched after him.
ContextA Call to Repentance
…6Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel. 7You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land,8Seek him that maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and that turneth darkness into morning, and that changeth day into night: that calleth the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name.…
The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment.
Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all his princes with him, saith the Lord.
And they have not known to do the right thing, saith the Lord, storing up iniquity, and robberies in their houses.
Because I know your manifold crimes, and your grievous sins: enemies of the just, taking bribes, and oppressing the poor in the gate.
For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.
Additional TranslationsYou who turn justice into wormwood and cast righteousness to the ground...You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
It is he that executes judgment in the height above, and he has established justice on the earth:
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth;
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness on the earth,
You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:
Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,
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