Bible verses in modern versions expose courts, debts as evil

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Bible verses in modern versions expose courts, debts as evil

Habakkuk 1:3-5
New Living Translation
3 Must I forever see these evil deeds?
    Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
    I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
    who love to argue and fight.
4 The law has become paralyzed,
    and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
    so that justice has become perverted



Note: not all bible versions , translations are good. But these verses from NIV, NLT sound a bit accurate for our trying times.

Owe no man but to love

Romans 13:8, KJV
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

Courts are evil

◄ Ecclesiastes 3:16 ►

New Living Translation
I also noticed that under the sun there is evil in the courtroom. Yes, even the courts of law are corrupt!

Covet not

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor ANYTHING that is your neighbor’s.” (Exodus 20:17)

The key word to pick up on in this verse is the word “covet.” The word “covet” means the following from some of the different Bible Dictionaries:

An insatiable desire for worldly gain

An inordinate desire to have more

The inordinate desire to possess what belongs to another, usually tangible things

An ungoverned and selfish desire that threatens the basic rights of others

The desire to have something for oneself that belongs to another, a craving or passionate desire

2 Tim 3:3

2 Timothy 3:3
“Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,”


Love not debts

New International Version
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

New Living Translation
Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

English Standard Version
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

ROM 13:8

No justice

Isaiah 59:14-15
New Living Translation
14 Our courts oppose the righteous,
    and justice is nowhere to be found.
Truth stumbles in the streets,
    and honesty has been outlawed.
15 Yes, truth is gone,
    and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.

The Lord looked and was displeased
    to find there was no justice.

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