THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
For all things will be laid bare in the Weighing Scales and in the Books on the Great Judgment Day...(Secrets of Enoch LII).
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?
Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?
For the rich men thereof have spoken lies and their tongue is deceitful in their mouths...(Micah 6:10-12).
Thou shalt not have in the bag diverse weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thy house diverse measures, a great and a small (which means, Thou shalt not have diverse standards, one set of standards for the privileged and another set of standards for the poor)... (Deuteronomy 25:13-16).
Then what meaneth this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?...(1 Samuel 15:14).
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just weights, just balances, a Just Ephah, a just hin, shall ye have. I am the lord who brought you out of Egypt...(Leviticus 19:35-37).
A just weight and balance are the Lord's. All the weights of the bag are His work.
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is established by righteousness...(Proverbs 16:11,12).
A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is His delight.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death...(Proverbs 11:1-4).
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the Lord weigheth the spirits...(Prov. 16:2).
Go to now ye rich men...(James 5).
Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord...(Ezekiel 7:19; Zephaniah 1:18).
"Blessed is the man that does not direct his heart with malice towards any other, and helps the injured and the condemned, and raises the broken down, and shall do charity to the needy, because on the day of the Great Judgment every weight and every measure and every make-weight will be as in the market, that is to say they are hung on scales and stand in the market, and everyone shall learn his own measure, and according to his measure shall he take reward." Secrets of Enoch XLIV.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor, the Lord will deliver him in the day of trouble...(Psalm 41:12; 1 Peter 4:8).
The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed...(1 Samuel 2:3-10).
And the Lord shall judge the world in righteousness; He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
The Lord will also be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in a time of trouble.
And they that know Thy Name will put their trust in thee; for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee...
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
THE LORD IS KNOWN BY THE JUDGMENT WHICH HE EXECUTETH: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands...(Psalm 9:8-18).
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, NOW WILL I ARISE, saith the Lord...(Psalm 12:5).
"...And all those with crafty and shameless dissembling as presbyters and reverend deacons looked to the person and the wealth of the suppliant and judged unjustly...doing injustice to others, more deadly than leopards and wolves...and all inordinately proud, and usurers, who heaping up usury out of usury in their houses wrought sore harm to orphans and widows...and gave to them of ill-gotten gain.
But of the righteous: angels shall bear them through the burning river and bring them to the light and to a carefree life where runs the immortal path of the Great God. Earth, the same for all, not divided by walls and fences, will then bear fruit of its own accord: livelihood held in common, wealth unapportioned, no pauper is there, no rich man, nor any tyrant, no slave, nor again shall any be great or small...but all sharing in common." The Sibylline Oracle, Books 260-65.