Zechariah 5:3
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New International Version
And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.

King James Bible
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole land: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off according to it on this side; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off according to it on that side.

World English Bible
Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it on the one side; and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off according to it on the other side.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto me, 'This is the execration that is going forth over the face of all the land, for every one who is stealing, on the one side, according to it, hath been declared innocent, and every one who hath sworn, on the other side, according to it, hath been declared innocent.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Every one that stealeth - and every one that sweareth - It seems that the roll was written both on the front and back: stealing and swearing are supposed to be two general heads of crimes; the former, comprising sins against men; the latter, sins against God. It is supposed that the roll contained the sins and punishments of the Chaldeans.

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the curse.

Deuteronomy 11:28,29 And a curse, if you will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day...

Deuteronomy 27:15-26 Cursed be the man that makes any graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman...

Deuteronomy 28:15-68 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 29:19-28 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace...

Psalm 109:17-20 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him...

Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.

Isaiah 24:6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned...

Isaiah 43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jeremiah 26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

Daniel 9:11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, even by departing, that they might not obey your voice; therefore the curse is poured on us...

Malachi 3:9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers...

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

Galatians 3:10-13 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Hebrews 6:6-8 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

the face.

Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

every one, etc. or, every one of this people that stealeth, holdeth himself guiltless, as it doth. stealeth.

Exodus 20:15 You shall not steal.

Proverbs 29:24 Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

Malachi 3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings...

1 Corinthians 6:7-9 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong...

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

sweareth.

Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, said the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief...

Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate...

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Isaiah 48:1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah...

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Jeremiah 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up...

Ezekiel 17:13-16 And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Matthew 5:33-37 Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself...

Matthew 23:16-22 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath...

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The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 20:15
"You shall not steal.

Leviticus 19:11
"'Do not steal. "'Do not lie. "'Do not deceive one another.

Leviticus 19:12
"'Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 3:33
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.

Isaiah 24:6
Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.

Isaiah 43:28
So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple; I consigned Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.

Isaiah 48:1
"Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel-- but not in truth or righteousness--

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