Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
But, O Jehovah of hosts, who judgest righteously, who triest the heart and the mind, I shall see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
The Rock, his work is perfect; For all his ways are justice: A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, Just and right is he.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest.
I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.
Jehovah is righteous in all his ways, And gracious in all his works.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of face, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;
Jehovah in the midst of her is righteous; he will not do iniquity; every morning doth he bring his justice to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
But if our righteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.
Produce your cause, saith Jehovah; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
They are waxed fat, they shine: yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure; Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly .
Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.
For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.
Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph?
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and escape.
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; even they have cried aloud after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith Jehovah.
Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from of old thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou didst deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
But they like Adam have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
TSADHE. Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, And upright are thy judgments.