Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The tents of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.
They are enclosed in their own fat hearts: with their mouth they speak proudly.
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
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?
They take up all of them with the hook, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragnet: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
This sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the decision by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowliest of men.
And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.