All who came before me were 1 thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 2
The 1 robbers who were crucified with him also spoke abusively to him. 2
Which of these three do you think became a neighbor 1 to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”
Then two outlaws were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
I will turn my face away from them and they will desecrate my treasured place. 1 Vandals will enter it and desecrate it. 2
The company of priests is like a gang of robbers, lying in ambush to pounce on a victim. They commit murder on the road to Shechem; they have done heinous crimes!
But 1 the tents of robbers are peaceful, and those who provoke God are confident 2 – who carry their god in their hands. 3
And they crucified two outlaws with him, one on his right and one on his left. 1
For you have brought these men here who are neither temple robbers 1 nor blasphemers of our goddess. 2
And he said to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ 1 but you are turning it into a den 2 of robbers!” 3
saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be a house of prayer,’ 1 but you have turned it into a den 2 of robbers!” 3
Do you think this temple I have claimed as my own 1 is to be a hideout for robbers? 2 You had better take note! 3 I have seen for myself what you have done! says the Lord.
Jesus replied, 1 “A man was going down 2 from Jerusalem 3 to Jericho, 4 and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat 5 him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. 6
Then he began to teach 1 them and said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? 2 But you have turned it into a den 3 of robbers!” 4
Who handed Jacob over to the robber? Who handed Israel over to the looters? 1 Was it not the Lord, against whom we sinned? They refused to follow his commands; they disobeyed his law. 2
“If thieves came to rob you 1 during the night, 2 they would steal only as much as they wanted! 3 If grape pickers came to harvest your vineyards, 4 they would leave some behind for the poor! 5 But you will be totally destroyed! 6
I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, 1 in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, 2 in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers,
thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, 1 and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God.
“In those times many will oppose 1 the king of the south. 2 Those who are violent 3 among your own people will rise up in confirmation of 4 the vision, but they will falter.
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 1 ‘God, I thank 2 you that I am not like other people: 3 extortionists, 4 unrighteous people, 5 adulterers – or even like this tax collector. 6