Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Bible References

A roaring

Proverbs 20:2
The growl as of a young lion, is the dread inspired by a king, he that provoketh him, endangereth his own life.
Hosea 5:11
Oppressed, is Ephraim, crushed in judgment, - because he hath, wilfully, walked after falsehood.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober! be watchful! Your slanderous adversary, as a roaring lion, is walking about - seeking to devour:

A ranging

Proverbs 17:12
Let a bereaved bear encounter man, rather than a dullard, with his folly!
2 Kings 2:24
And, when he turned round and saw them, he cursed them, in the name of Yahweh, - and there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare, of them, forty-two youths.
Hosea 13:8
I will fall upon them as a bear bereaved, and will read asunder the enclosure of their heart, - that I may devour them there, like a lioness, the wild beast of the field, shall tear them in pieces.


Exodus 1:14
and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve.
1 Samuel 22:17
And the king said unto the runners that were stationed by him - Turn ye round and put to death the priests of Yahweh, because, their hand also, is with David, and because they knew that he was, in flight, and unveiled not mine ear. But the servants of the king were not willing to thrust forth their hand, to fall upon the priests of Yahweh.
2 Kings 15:16
Then, Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the boundaries thereof, from Tirzah, because they opened not, therefore he smote them, - all the women therein that were with child, he ripped up.
2 Kings 21:16
Moreover also, innocent blood, did Manasseh shed in great abundance, till he had filled Jerusalem, from one end to the other, besides his committing the sins which he caused, Judah, to commit, in doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh.
Esther 3:6
but, it was contemptible in his eyes, to thrust forth a hand on Mordecai alone, for they had told him of the people of Mordecai, - and Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout all the kingdom of Ahasuerus, the people of Mordecai.
Matthew 2:16
Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly enraged, - and sent and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its bounds, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men.