Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

General references

Bible References

To punish

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
Genesis 18:25
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?

To strike

2 Samuel 3:23
When Joab and all the host that were with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he is gone in peace.
2 Samuel 16:7
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody man, and you man of Belial:
2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak kindly unto your servants: for I swear by the LORD, if you go not forth, there will not tarry one with you this night: and that will be worse unto you than all the evil that befell you from your youth until now.
Job 34:18
Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly?
Micah 5:1
Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us: they shall strike the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
John 18:22
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

General references

Job 34:18
Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly?
Jeremiah 37:18
Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, How have I offended against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?