Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
This is another misfortune: Just as he came, so will he go. What did he gain from toiling for the wind?
During the days of my fleeting life I have seen both of these things: Sometimes a righteous person dies prematurely in spite of his righteousness, and sometimes a wicked person lives long in spite of his evil deeds.
1 Kings 2:5
"You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me -- how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained his own belt and the sandals on his feet.
1 Kings 21:25
(There had never been anyone like Ahab, who was firmly committed to doing evil in the sight of the Lord, urged on by his wife Jezebel.
1 Kings 22:34
Now an archer shot an arrow at random, and it struck the king of Israel between the plates of his armor. The king ordered his charioteer, "Turn around and take me from the battle line, because I'm wounded."
Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Never again will one of her infants live just a few days or an old man die before his time. Indeed, no one will die before the age of a hundred, anyone who fails to reach the age of a hundred will be considered cursed.
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment is revealed!
But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction?
2 Peter 2:9
-- if so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment at the day of judgment,
It is best to take hold of one warning without letting go of the other warning; for the one who fears God will follow both warnings.
But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity.
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the one who obeys the Lord, who takes great delight in keeping his commands.
He will bless his loyal followers, both young and old.
For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.
So this is what the sovereign Lord says: "Look, my servants will eat, but you will be hungry! Look, my servants will drink, but you will be thirsty! Look, my servants will rejoice, but you will be humiliated!
Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
from generation to generation he is merciful to those who fear him.
I also know that whatever God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it. God has made it this way, so that men will fear him.
1 Chronicles 16:30
Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is established, it cannot be moved.
Worship the Lord in holy attire! Tremble before him, all the earth!