Extortion

Extortion

 
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  • "Suppose some of the people sin against the LORD by falsely telling their neighbor that an item entrusted to their safekeeping has been lost or stolen. Or suppose they have been dishonest with regard to a security deposit, or they have taken something by theft or extortion. - Leviticus 6:2


  • If they have sinned in any of these ways and are guilty, they must give back whatever they have taken by theft or extortion, whether a security deposit, or property entrusted to them, or a lost object that they claimed as their own, - Leviticus 6:4


  • Don't try to get rich by extortion or robbery. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the center of your life. - Psalms 62:10


  • Extortion turns wise people into fools, and bribes corrupt the heart. - Ecclesiastes 7:7


  • There are hired murderers, loan racketeers, and extortioners everywhere! They never even think of me and my commands, says the Sovereign LORD. - Ezekiel 22:12


  • The rich among you have become wealthy through extortion and violence. Your citizens are so used to lying that their tongues can no longer tell the truth. - Micah 6:12


  • But the time is coming when all their captives will taunt them, saying, `You thieves! At last justice has caught up with you! Now you will get what you deserve for your oppression and extortion!' - Habakkuk 2:6


New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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