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God will destroy those who slander others, those who prevent the punishment of criminals, and those who tell lies to keep honest people from getting justice.
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That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.
Judges 12:6 They asked him: Say then, Scibboleth, which is interpreted, An ear of corn. But he answered, Sibboleth, not being able to express an ear of corn by the same letter. Then presently they took him and killed him in the very passage of the Jordan. And there fell at that time of Ephraim, two and forty thousand.
Matthew 22:15 Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him in his speech.
Luke 11:53,54 And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many things, . . .
Jeremiah 18:18 And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.
Jeremiah 20:7-10 Thou hast deceived me, O Lord, and I am deceived: thou hast been stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed. I am become a laughingstock all the day, all scoff at me. . . .
Jeremiah 26:2-8 Thus saith the Lord: stand in the court of the house of the Lord, and speak to all the cities of Juda, out of which they come, to adore in the house of the Lord, all the words which I have commanded thee to speak unto them: leave not out one word. . . .
Amos 5:10-12 They have hated him that rebuketh in the gate: and have abhorred him that speaketh perfectly. . . .
Amos 7:10-17 And the high places of the idol shall be thrown down, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste: and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword. . . .
Micah 2:6,7 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the cord of a lot in the assembly of the Lord. . . .
Proverbs 28:21 He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well: such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.
Ezekiel 13:19 And they violated me among my people, for a handful of barley, and a piece of bread, to kill souls which should not die, and to save souls alive which should not live, telling lies to my people that believe lies.
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. . . .
Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.
Matthew 26:15 And said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just: and desired a murderer to be granted unto you.
James 5:6 You have condemned and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not.
ContextSanctification for the Godly
…20For he that did prevail hath failed, the scorner is consumed, and they are all cut off that watched for iniquity: 21That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.22Therefore thus saith the Lord to the house of Jacob, he that redeemed Abraham: Jacob shall not now be confounded, neither shall his countenance now be ashamed:…
Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice:
The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment.
And truth hath been forgotten: and he that departed from evil, lay open to be a prey: and the Lord saw, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because there is no judgment.
For I heard the reproaches of many, and terror on every side: Persecute him, and let us persecute him: from all the men that were my familiars, and continued at my side: if by any means he may be deceived, and we may prevail against him, and be revenged on him.
And thou shalt say to Joakim the king of Juda: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast burnt that volume, saying: Why hast thou written therein, and said: The king of Babylon shall come speedily, and shall lay waste this land: and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
They have hated him that rebuketh in the gate: and have abhorred him that speaketh perfectly.
Because I know your manifold crimes, and your grievous sins: enemies of the just, taking bribes, and oppressing the poor in the gate.
Additional Translationsthose who indict a man with a word, who ensnare the mediator at the gate, and with empty charges deprive the righteous of justice.That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.
that make a man an offender in his cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.
and they that cause men to sin by a word: and men shall make all that reprove in the gates an offence, because they have unjustly turned aside the righteous.
that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert [the judgment of] the righteous by futility.
that make a man an offender in a cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.
who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.
Causing men to sin in word, And for a reprover in the gate lay a snare, And turn aside into emptiness the righteous.
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