These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another, render true and sound decisions in your gates,
Cross ReferencesEphesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
He who walks with integrity and practices righteousness, who speaks the truth from his heart,
He who speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.
Righteousness will be the belt around His hips, and faithfulness the sash around His waist.
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.
He does not engage in usury or take excess interest, but he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between men.
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Enough, O princes of Israel! Cease your violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing My people, declares the Lord GOD.'
The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or speak lies, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. But they will feed and lie down, with no one to make them tremble."
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of Hosts will be called the Holy Mountain."
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: The fasts of the fourth, the fifth, the seventh, and the tenth months will become times of joy and gladness, cheerful feasts for the house of Judah. Therefore love truth and peace."
Chapter Outline1. The restoration of Jerusalem.
9. They are encouraged to build the temple by God's favor to them.
16. Good works are required of them.
18. Joy and blessing are promised.
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Deuteronomy 10:12, 13
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1 Peter 1:13-16
Proverbs 12:17, 19
Hosea 4:1, 2
1 Thessalonians 4:6
Amos 5:15, 24
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