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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?

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Bible References


Jeremiah 11:20
But, Lord of Hosts, who judges righteously,
who tests heart and mind,
let me see Your vengeance on them,
for I have presented my case to You.
Genesis 18:25
You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”
Deuteronomy 32:4
The Rock—His work is perfect;
all His ways are entirely just.
A faithful God, without prejudice,
He is righteous and true.
Psalm 51:4
Against You—You alone—I have sinned
and done this evil in Your sight.
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge.
Psalm 119:75
I know, Lord, that Your judgments are just
and that You have afflicted me fairly.
Psalm 145:17
The Lord is righteous in all His ways
and gracious in all His acts.
Daniel 9:7
Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but this day public shame belongs to us: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel—those who are near and those who are far, in all the countries where You have dispersed them because of the disloyalty they have shown toward You.
Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil,
and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
So why do You tolerate those who are treacherous?
Why are You silent
while one who is wicked swallows up
one who is more righteous than himself?
Zephaniah 3:5
The righteous Lord is in her;
He does no wrong.
He applies His justice morning by morning;
He does not fail at dawn,
yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights God’s righteousness, what are we to say? I use a human argument: Is God unrighteous to inflict wrath?


Job 13:3
Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty
and argue my case before God.
Isaiah 41:21
“Submit your case,” says the Lord.
“Present your arguments,” says Jacob’s King.

Wherefore doth

Jeremiah 5:28
They have become fat and sleek.
They have also excelled in evil matters.
They have not taken up cases,
such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.
Job 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe,
and those who provoke God are secure;
God’s power provides this.
Job 21:7
Why do the wicked continue to live,
growing old and becoming powerful?
Psalm 37:1
Davidic.Do not be agitated by evildoers;
do not envy those who do wrong.
Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalm 92:7
though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they will be eternally destroyed.
Psalm 94:3
Lord, how long will the wicked—
how long will the wicked gloat?
Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
Habakkuk 1:4
This is why the law is ineffective
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict the righteous;
therefore, justice comes out perverted.
Malachi 3:15
So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”


Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers—your own father’s household—
even they were treacherous to you;
even they have cried out loudly after you.
Do not have confidence in them,
though they speak well of you.
Jeremiah 5:11
They, the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
have dealt very treacherously with Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Isaiah 48:8
You have never heard; you have never known;
For a long time your ears have not been open.
For I knew that you were very treacherous,
and were known as a rebel from birth.
Hosea 6:7
But they, like Adam, have violated the covenant;
there they have betrayed Me.

General references

Psalm 119:137
צ TsadeYou are righteous, Lord,
and Your judgments are just.

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