Extortion and Excess – from the Holy Bible (KJV)

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of Extortion and  Excess”.

WordWeb meaning for “Extortion”

Noun: extortion  ik’stor-shun

  1. An exorbitant charge
  2. Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority) “the extortion by dishonest officials of fees
    for performing their sworn duty
  3. The felonious act of extorting money
    (as by threats of violence)

Derived forms: extortions
Type of: daylight robbery [Brit], exaction, felony, overcharge
Encyclopedia: Extortion


Psa 109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;
and let the strangers spoil his labour.

Isa 16:4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab;
be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler:
for the extortioner is at an end,
the spoiler ceaseth,
the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

Eze 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.

Mat 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter,
but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Luk 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God,
I thank thee, that I am not as other men  are,
or even as this publican.

18:12 I fast twice in the week,
I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican,
standing afar off,
would not lift up so much as  his eyes unto heaven,
but smote upon his breast,
saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other:
or every one that exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world,
or with the covetous,
or extortioners,
or with idolaters;
for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company,
if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator,
or covetous,
or an idolater,
or a railer,
or a drunkard,
or an extortioner;
with such an one no not to eat.

1Co 6:10 Nor thieves,
nor covetous,
nor drunkards,
nor revilers,
nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

WordWeb meaning for “Excess”

Noun: excess

  1. A quantity much larger than is needed surplus, surplusage, nimiety
  2. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits excessiveness, inordinateness
  3. The state of being more than full surfeit, overabundance
  4. Excessive indulgence “the child was spoiled by excess”; – overindulgence

Adjective: excess

  1. More than is needed, desired, or required trying to lose excess weight“; – extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus

Derived forms: excesses

See also: unnecessary, unneeded

Type of: fullness, fulness, humoring [US], humouring [Brit, Cdn], immoderateness, immoderation, indulgence, indulging, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, pampering, superabundance


Mat 23:25 Woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees,
for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter,
but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine,
wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;

5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms
and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God
and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:21 Submitting yourselves
one to another in the fear of God.

1Pe 4:3 For the time past of  our life may suffice us
to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,
when we walked in lasciviousness,
excess of wine,
and abominable idolatries:

1Pe 4:4 Wherein they think it strange
that ye run not with  them to the same excess of riot,
speaking evil of  you:

4:5 Who shall give account to him
that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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