Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will give you praise with an upright heart in learning your right decisions.
He is the Rock, complete is his work; for all his ways are righteousness: a God without evil who keeps faith, true and upright is he.
For he does not give man a fixed time to come before him to be judged.
You are in the right, O Lord, when I put my cause before you: still let me take up with you the question of your decisions: why does the evil-doer do well? why are the workers of deceit living in comfort?
Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right?
In no way: but let God be true, though every man is seen to be untrue; as it is said in the Writings, That your words may be seen to be true, and you may be seen to be right when you are judged.
All the ways of the Lord are mercy and good faith for those who keep his agreement and his witness.
If his children give up my law, and are not ruled by my decisions;
For they truly gave us punishment for a short time, as it seemed good to them; but he does it for our profit, so that we may become holy as he is.
To all those who are dear to me, I give sharp words and punishment: then with all your heart have sorrow for your evil ways.