Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

I returned

Bible References

I returned

Job 6:29
Turn now, and there is no iniquity; return again to look for my righteousness in this.
Malachi 3:18
Therefore become ye converted, and ye shall make a difference between the just and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that did not serve him.

And considered

Ecclesiastes 3:16
And moreover I saw under the sun that instead of judgment, there was wickedness; and instead of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely oppression makes a wise man mad, and a gift destroys the heart.
Exodus 1:13
And the Egyptians made the sons of Israel serve with rigor,
Exodus 2:23
And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the sons of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God from their bondage.
Exodus 5:16
There is no firewood given unto thy slaves, yet they say to us, Make brick. Behold, thy slaves are beaten; and thy people sin.
Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy land and all thy labours shall a people which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt only be oppressed and crushed all the days.
Judges 4:3
And the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and he had mightily oppressed the sons of Israel for twenty years.
Judges 10:7
And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the sons of Ammon,
Nehemiah 5:1
Then there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren, the Jews.
Job 24:7
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.
Proverbs 28:3
A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of the hosts is the house of Israel and every man of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Isaiah 51:23
But I will put it into the hand of those that afflict thee, which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground and as the street to those that went over.
Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are their paths.
Malachi 3:5
And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts.

The tears

Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
Psalm 80:5
Thou dost feed them with the bread of tears and give them tears to drink in great measure.
Psalm 102:8
My enemies reproach me all the day, and those that are mad against me are sworn against me.
Malachi 2:13
And once again ye shall cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, for I shall not even look at the offering any more to receive a free will offering from your hand.
James 5:4
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped your fields (which you have kept back by fraud) cries out; and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of the hosts.

They had

Job 16:4
I also could speak as ye do. I wish your soul were in my soul's stead, that I could heap up words against you and shake my head at you.
Job 19:21
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.
Psalm 69:20
Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one, and for comforters, but I found none.
Psalm 142:4
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no one that would know me; I had no refuge; no one cared for my soul.
Proverbs 19:7
All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.
Lamentations 1:2
Beth She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.
Matthew 26:56
But all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first answer no one stood with me, but all men forsook me: let it not be imputed unto them.

General references

Ecclesiastes 3:16
And moreover I saw under the sun that instead of judgment, there was wickedness; and instead of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
Ecclesiastes 4:7
Then I returned, and I saw another vanity under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 6:11
Certainly the many words multiply vanity, what more does man have?
Habakkuk 1:3
Why dost thou cause me to see iniquity and cause me to behold grievance and destruction and violence before me, in addition to those that raise up strife and contention?