Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
Yet says the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
Yet the children of your people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath aroused, because he justified himself rather than God.
For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my justice.
Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?
Will you also annul my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?
Hear, I ask you, and I will speak: I will question you, and you declare unto me.
You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, How have we wearied him? When you say, Every one that does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
Your words have been strong against me, says the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?
And when they had received it, they murmured against the owner of the house,
But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man)
Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are justice: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
The just LORD is in her midst; he will do no wrong: every morning does he bring his judgment to light, he fails not; but the unjust knows no shame.
But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart treasure up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such a one as yourself: but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes.
Have you not brought this unto yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?
And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall say unto you, Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?