Extortion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The practice of wresting anything by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.

2. (n.) The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.

3. (n.) That which is extorted or exacted by force.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EXTORTION

eks-tor'-shun:

This particular word occurs twice in King James Version: Ezekiel 22:12 (`osheq), and Matthew 23:25 (harpage), and indicates that one who is an extortioner is guilty of snatching away from another by strife, greed and oppression that which does not lawfully belong to him. The element of covetousness and usury is involved in the meaning of this word; for it is greedily gotten gain. The publicans were considered as being specially guilty of this sin; this is clear from the Pharisee's deprecatory remark: "I am not. an extortioner... as this publican" (Luke 18:11). Paul classes extortion (pleonexia, literally, "over-reaching") among a category of the grossest crimes known to humanity (1 Corinthians 5:10, 11); indeed, so grievous is it that it closes the door of heaven in the face of the one guilty of it (1 Corinthians 6:10).

William Evans

Greek
724. harpage -- pillage, plundering
... extortion, robbery. From harpazo; pillage (properly abstract) -- extortion, ravening,
spoiling. see GREEK harpazo. (arpagen) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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727. harpax -- rapacious
... ravenous. From harpazo; rapacious -- extortion, ravening. see GREEK harpazo. (arpages)
-- 3 Occurrences. (arpax) -- 1 Occurrence. (arpaxin) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4124. pleonexia -- advantage, covetousness
... covetousness, greediness. From pleonektes; avarice, ie (by implication) fraudulency,
extortion -- covetous(-ness) practices, greediness. see GREEK pleonektes. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6233. osheq -- oppression, extortion
... oppression, extortion. Transliteration: osheq Phonetic Spelling: (o'-shek) Short
Definition: oppression. ... cruelly, extortion, oppression, thing deceitfully gotten ...
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6217. ashuqim -- oppression, extortion
... 6216, 6217. ashuqim. 6218 . oppression, extortion. Transliteration: ashuqim
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-shook') Short Definition: oppressions. ...
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4835. merutsah -- a crushing, an oppression
... merutsah or merutsah. 4836 . a crushing, an oppression. Transliteration: merutsah
or merutsah Phonetic Spelling: (mer-oo-tsaw') Short Definition: extortion. ...
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2557. chamets -- that which is leavened
... leaven, leavened bread. From chamets; ferment, (figuratively) extortion -- leaven,
leavened (bread). see HEBREW chamets. 2556c, 2557. chamets. 2558 . ...
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Library

A Rebuke against Extortion
... After the Exile Chapter 54 A Rebuke Against Extortion. ... He is not to imitate
its sharp practices, its overreaching, its extortion. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 54 a rebuke against.htm

Spiritual Almsgiving
... But the Lord said to him: 'Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the
dish, but within you are still full of extortion and wickedness. ...
/.../augustine/handbook on faith hope and love/chapter xx spiritual almsgiving.htm

Seemingly from the Dawn of Man all Nations have had Governments...
... modern of countries, America, has introduced with a vague savor of science, a method
which it calls "the third degree." This is simply the extortion of secrets ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 23 seemingly from the.htm

2 Cor. Ix. 1
... therefore to entreat the brethren, that they would make up beforehand this your
bounty, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty and not of extortion ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xix 2 cor ix.htm

The Eighth Commandment
... 6. (6) The usurer, who takes by extortion from others. He ... restitution. Luke
19:8. He thought all he got by extortion was theft. (7 ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 8 the eighth commandment.htm

Zacchaeus
... His rank and wealth were the reward of a calling they abhorred, and which
was regarded as another name for injustice and extortion. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 61 zacchaeus.htm

Jesus' Last Public Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and ...
... hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full from extortion and excess. [Jesus ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cx jesus last public discourse.htm

Again on the Calamity of the City of Antioch. ...
... to live in luxury does not seem to be a manifest and admitted crime; but then it
brings forth in us great evils,"drunkenness, violence, extortion, and rapine ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily xv again on the.htm

In his Temple
... The money changing gave opportunity for fraud and extortion, and it had grown into
a disgraceful traffic, which was a source of revenue to the priests. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 16 in his temple.htm

The Fifth Book
... no small proportion of the Gauls, and, in fine, all those throughout the Roman world
whose Roman citizenship has been brought to nothing by Roman extortion. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/salvian/on the government of god/the fifth book.htm

Thesaurus
Extortion (14 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EXTORTION. ... Multi-Version Concordance Extortion
(14 Occurrences). Matthew 23:25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ...
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Extort (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion. 3. (vi) To practice
extortion. 4. (pp & a.) Extorted. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Robbery (18 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within
they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. (See NAS). ...
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Extortioner (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) One who practices extortion. Multi-Version
Concordance Extortioner (3 Occurrences). 1 Corinthians ...
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Platter (20 Occurrences)
... For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are
full of extortion and unrighteousness. (WEB KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Outside (215 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. ...
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Cleanse (75 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full from extortion and excess. (ASV RSV). ...
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Cup (86 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. ...
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Clean (298 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. ...
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John (154 Occurrences)
... The publicans he cautioned against extortion, the soldiers against crime and plunder."
His doctrine and manner of life roused the entire south of Palestine ...
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Concordance
Extortion (14 Occurrences)

Matthew 23:25
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)

Luke 11:39
The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
(WEB ASV RSV)

2 Corinthians 9:5
I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your aforepromised bounty, that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not of extortion.
(ASV)

Leviticus 6:4
then it shall be, if he has sinned, and is guilty, he shall restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he has gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found,
(See NAS NIV)

Psalms 62:10
Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.
(See RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
(WEB ASV NIV)

Isaiah 16:4
Let my outcasts dwell with you! As for Moab, be a hiding place for him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 33:15
He whose ways are true, and whose words are upright; he who gives no thought to the profits of false acts, whose hands have not taken rewards, who will have no part in putting men to death, and whose eyes are shut against evil;
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 22:17
But thine eyes and thy heart are only on thine extortion, and on the blood of the innocent, to shed it, and on oppression and on violence, to do it.
(DBY NIV)

Ezekiel 18:18
As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, robbed his brother, and did that which is not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 22:7
In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 22:12
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
(KJV WBS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 22:29
The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yes, they have troubled the poor and needy, and have oppressed the foreigner wrongfully.
(See RSV NIV)

Habakkuk 2:6
Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say,'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?'
(WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Extortion

Extortion: General Scriptures Concerning

Extortion: Jacob in Demanding Esau's Birthright for a Mess of Pottage

Extortion: Pharaoh in Exacting of the Egyptians Lands and Persons, for Corn (Grain)

Related Terms

Extort (2 Occurrences)

Robbery (18 Occurrences)

Extortioner (3 Occurrences)

Platter (20 Occurrences)

Outside (215 Occurrences)

Cleanse (75 Occurrences)

Cup (86 Occurrences)

Clean (298 Occurrences)

John (154 Occurrences)

Unrighteousness (57 Occurrences)

Loads (12 Occurrences)

Loans (1 Occurrence)

Within (400 Occurrences)

Wickedness (232 Occurrences)

Wring (4 Occurrences)

Wo (92 Occurrences)

Increases (24 Occurrences)

Inward (43 Occurrences)

Teachers (87 Occurrences)

Taunting (2 Occurrences)

Ravening (6 Occurrences)

Ravin (1 Occurrence)

Excess (20 Occurrences)

Exaction (2 Occurrences)

Extortiofn (1 Occurrence)

Enriches (1 Occurrence)

Destroys (23 Occurrences)

Mockery (12 Occurrences)

Piles (10 Occurrences)

Publican (7 Occurrences)

Polling (1 Occurrence)

Bounty (14 Occurrences)

Bountifulness (1 Occurrence)

Bribery (2 Occurrences)

Aforepromised (1 Occurrence)

Assessor

Scoffing (11 Occurrences)

Shave (19 Occurrences)

Hypocrites (22 Occurrences)

Bribe (27 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Full (1047 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Raven (7 Occurrences)

Derision (24 Occurrences)

Neighbours (34 Occurrences)

Usury (17 Occurrences)

Stolen (28 Occurrences)

English

Taunt (38 Occurrences)

Pharisees (86 Occurrences)

Scribes (85 Occurrences)

Scorn (65 Occurrences)

Proverb (24 Occurrences)

Versions

Law (670 Occurrences)

Parable (52 Occurrences)

Fool (95 Occurrences)

Baptist (16 Occurrences)

Roman (26 Occurrences)

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