Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
"Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?
"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.
They shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, [which] your sons and your daughters should eat. They shall eat up your flocks and your herds. They shall eat up your vines and your fig trees. They shall beat down your fortified cities, in which you trust, with the sword.
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.