Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 ye back now, it shall not be iniquity; and turn back yet, my justice is in it
Malachi 3:18
And ye turned back and saw between the just to the unjust, and between him serving God and to him serving him not

And considered

Ecclesiastes 3:16
And yet I saw under the sun the place of judgment, there the unjust one; and the place of the just one, there the unjust one.
Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou shalt see the oppression of the poor one, and the spoiling of judgment and justice in a province, thou shalt not wonder at the inclination: for the high one above the high one is watching, and the high ones over them.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
For oppression will make foolish the wise one; and a gift will destroy the heart.
Exodus 1:13
And the Egyptians will make the sons of Israel serve by oppression.
Exodus 2:23
And it will be in these many days, and the king of Egypt will die: and the sons of Israel will groan, from the work; and they will cry out, and their supplication will go up to God from the work.
Exodus 5:16
Straw was not given to thy servants, and they said to us, Make bricks: and behold, thy servants were beaten; and the sin, thy people.
Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy land and all thy labors, a people which thou knewest not shall eat: and thou wert only oppressed and broken all the days.
Judges 4:3
And the sons of Israel will cry to Jehovah; for nine hundred chariots of iron to him; and he pressed the sons of Israel by force twenty years.
Judges 10:7
And the wrath of Jehovah will kindle against Israel, and he will sell them into the hand of Philisteim, and into the hand of the sons of Ammon.
Nehemiah 5:1
And a cry of the people and their wives will be great against their brethren the Jews.
Job 24:7
They will cause the naked to lodge without clothing, and no covering in the cold.
Psalm 10:9
He will lie in wait in secret as the lion in her den: he will lie in wait to catch the poor one: he will catch the poor one in drawing him into his net
Proverbs 28:3
A poor man oppressing the poor, a sweeping rain and no bread.
Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of Jehovah of armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah the plant of his pleasures: and he will wait for judgment, and behold bloodshed; for justice, and behold a cry.
Isaiah 51:23
And I put it in the hand of those afflicting thee; who said to thy soul, Bow down, and we will pass over; thou wilt set thy middle as the earth, and as the street to those passing over.
Isaiah 59:7
Their feet will run to evil, and they will hasten to pour out innocent blood: their purposes, purposes of vanity; destruction and breaking in their highways.
Malachi 3:5
And I came near to you for judgment: and I was a swift witness against those practicing magic, and against those committing adultery, and against those swearing to falsehood, and against those oppressing the hire of the hireling, the widow and the orphan, and those turning aside the stranger, and they feared not me, said Jehovah of armies.

The tears

Psalm 42:3
My tears were to me bread day and night, in saying to me all the days, Where is thy God?
Psalm 80:5
Thou gavest them to eat the bread of tears, and thou wilt give them to drink in tears by measure.
Psalm 102:8
All the day mine enemies reproached me, they praising me aware against me.
Malachi 2:13
And this ye will do the second time, covering with tears the altar of Jehovah, with weepings and shrieks, from not any more looking to the gift, and to take delight from your hand.
James 5:4
Behold, the hire of laborers having reaped your farms, withheld by you, cries out, and the cries of the reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

They had

Job 16:4
Also I will speak as you: if it is your soul instead of my soul, I will join together with words against you, and shake my head against you upon it
Job 19:21
Pity me, pity me, ye my friends, for the hand of God touched upon me.
Psalm 69:20
Reproach broke my heart, and I shall be ill at ease: and I shall hope for comforting, and none; and for those consoling, and I found not
Psalm 142:4
Looking upon the right hand, and seeing, and none caring for me: flight perished from me; none sought for my soul
Proverbs 19:7
All the brethren of the poor hated him: how much more his friends removed far from him? pursuing words they are not
Lamentations 1:2
Weeping, she will weep in the night, and her tears upon her cheeks: no comfort to her from all loving her: all her friends dealt faithlessly with her, they were to her for enemies.
Matthew 26:56
But this has been wholly that the writings of the prophets might be filled up. Then all the disciples, having left him, fled.
2 Timothy 4:16
In my first defence none was present with me, but all forsook me; (may it not be reckoned to them.)

General references

Ecclesiastes 3:16
And yet I saw under the sun the place of judgment, there the unjust one; and the place of the just one, there the unjust one.
Ecclesiastes 4:7
And I turned back, and I shall see vanity under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 6:11
For there is many words increasing vanity, what shall remain to man?
Habakkuk 1:3
Wherefore wilt thou cause me to see vanity and cause me to look at labor? and oppression and violence before me, and there will be contention, and strife will be raised up.