In you they take bribes to shed blood. You engage in usury, take excess interest, and extort your neighbors. But Me you have forgotten, declares the Lord GOD.
Cross ReferencesExodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
You must not defraud your neighbor or rob him. You must not withhold until morning the wages due a hired hand.
Do not take any interest or profit from him, but fear your God, that your countryman may live among you.
Do not deny justice or show partiality. Do not accept any bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or any other type of loan.
Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' And let all the people say, 'Amen!'
They forgot God their Savior, who did great things in Egypt,
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you have forgotten Me and have cast Me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and prostitution.'"
Yes, I will cause My people Israel to walk upon you; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance, and you will no longer deprive them of their children.'
The godly man has perished from the earth; there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each other with a net.
Both hands are skilled at evil; the prince and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful utters his evil desire, they all conspire together.
Chapter Outline1. A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the Jews in consequence
17. God will burn them as dross in his furnace
23. The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and the people
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 23:7, 8
Micah 7:2, 3
Zephaniah 3:3, 4
Ezekiel 18:8, 13
Exodus 22:25, 26
Leviticus 25:35, 36
Nehemiah 5:1, 7
Matthew 23:14, 25
1 Corinthians 5:11
1 Corinthians 6:10
1 Timothy 3:3
1 Timothy 6:9, 10
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