Malachi 3 : 6 ‘FOR I AM the LORD, I change not …..!
1 Samuel 12 : 3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken ? or whose ass have I taken ? or whom have I defrauded ? whom have I oppressed ? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith ? and I will restore it to you.
Amos 5: 6 For I know your manifold transgression and your mighty sins:they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn asidethe poor in the gate from their right(Amos 2:6; Isaiah 29:21).
Isaiah 29 : 21 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 nought.
Proverbs 28 : 21 To have respect of persons is not good: For a piece of bread that man will transgress (Prov.18:5).
Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment(Lev. 19:15).
Job 15: 34 For the congregation of the hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacle of bribery.
1 Samuel 8 : 3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took brides, and perverted judgment (Jer. 22:15-17; Ex. 18:21; 1Tim. 3:3; 6:10; Deut. 16:19).
Psalm 26: 10 In whose hand is mischief, and their right hand is full of brides.
Isaiah 33 : 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly: he that despises the gain of oppression, that shaketh his hand from holding bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; ( read Vs 16 , 17 )(Ps.15:12; 24:4; 19:37).
Exodus 23: 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Proverbs 15: 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Isaiah 5: 8 Woe unto them join house to house, that lay field to field’ till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth.
Micah 2: 2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and takes them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
OPPRESS – (6231–Strong’s)–ASHAQ–to press upon, i . e. – oppress, defraud, violate, overflow :- get deceitfully, deceive, defraud, drink up, (use) oppress (-ion–or), do violence (wrong)
Deuteronomy 24: 14, 15 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in the land within thy gates:
15 . At his day thou shaft give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it ; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it; lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee(Jer.22:13; Jas. 5:4).
Malachi 3: 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a witness against the sorcerers, and agains the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Leviticus 19: 13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Exodus 20 : 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet they neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor his anything that is thy neighbour’s(Luke12:15; Eph.5:3,5; Heb.13:5; Mat.5:28).
Psalm 119: 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. ( Surety –Hebrew 7 : 22 – By so much was Jesus made a surety ( 1450–pledge, bondsman ) of a better testament – also hebrew 8:6)
Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after othergods to your hurt:
v7-Then will I cause you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever(Deut.6:14,15; 8:19: Jer.13:10; 3:8; Deut 4:40).
Hosea 12:7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Amos 4 :1 Hear this word, ye kine of bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, bring, and lets us drink.
Zechariah 7:10 (from v.9) Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother:
v. 10. and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor, and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in yourheart (Isaiah 58:6,7; Jer. 7 : 23).
John 7:24. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. (i. e. By the word of God ).
James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?(1Corin.11;22; Acts13:50)
Consider–1 Corinthians 2: 15, But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. ( 1 John 4 : 1 ).
V.14, But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Malachi 3 : 18, Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Psalm. 58: 3, The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Isaiah 48: 8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knowest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that you wouldest deal very treacherously, and was a called a transgressor from the womb.
Transgressor – 6586 – Strong’s- to break away ( from just authority ) i . e . trespass apostatize, quarrel, – offend, rebel, revolt, transgress ( -ion, -or ) see Jeremiah 1: 5.
Corrupt – 7843 Strong’s – Shachath-: to decay, i. e., cause ruin ( lit. Or fig.)-batter, cast off, corrupt ( -er, things ) destroy (- er, – uction ), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, x utterly, waste.
Psalm 14: 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good (Ps.10:4).
V.2. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God (Ps.33:3).
V3. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 3:10–18 as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:V.11. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
V.12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; thereIs none that doeth goo, no, not one.
V.13. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips;
V.14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
V.15. Their feet are swift to shed blood:
V. 16. Destruction and misery are in their ways:
V.17. And the way of peace have they not know:
V.18. There is no fear of God before their eyes.
John 6: 44, 45 Noman can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.V.45. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
Romans 10 : 11 – 17 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 .For there is no difference between the Greek and the Jew: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13. For whosoever shall call upon the same of the Lord shall be saved.
14. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they
believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15. And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it written, How beautiful are the feet ofthem that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings off good things!
16. But they have not all obeyed. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Isaiah 34: 16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
READ FOR YOURSELF ALOUD THE PASSAGE IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2:1–10.
I pray the Word of God blesses you with true repentance which leads
to salvation – 2 Corinthians 7: 9 , 10.
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