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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5311 extortion
5311 extortion

5311 extortion

Literally “twisting out”; obtaining money, etc., by violence, threats or unreasonable demands.

Extortion condemned

Ps 62:10 See also Ecc 7:7; Isa 10:1-2; Eze 22:13; 1Co 6:9-10

Extortioners can be saved

1Co 6:9-11

What God requires from extortioners

Repentance Lk 3:12-14

Restitution See also Lev 6:4-5; Lk 19:8

Curses upon those who are guilty of extortion

Jer 22:17-19 See also Eze 18:18; Eze 22:12-14; Am 5:11; Hab 2:6

Blessings upon those who avoid extortion

Isa 33:15-16

Examples of extortion

See also 1Sa 2:12-17 Eli’s sons; 1Sa 8:11-18 the wicked king foretold by Samuel; 1Sa 13:19-21 the Philistines; Ne 5:1-5 the Jews in Nehemiah’s day; Eze 22:29 Israel under the kings; Mt 18:28 the servant in the parable; Mt 23:25 the Pharisees; Lk 18:11 sinners in the eyes of the Pharisee; 1Co 5:9-11 some Christians before conversion

See also

5347injustice
5353interest
5412money
5465profit
5492restitution
5555stealing
5576tax collectors
5577taxation
5869greed
8714dishonesty
8790oppression

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