Reference: Judgments Of God
(1.) The secret decisions of God's will (Ps 110:5; 36:6). (2.) The revelations of his will (Ex 21:1; De 6:20; Ps 119:7-175). (3.) The infliction of punishment on the wicked (Ex 6:6; 12:12; Eze 25:11; Re 16:7), such as is mentioned in Ge 7; 19:24-25; Jg 1:6-7; Ac 5:1-10, etc.
Say then to the children of Israel, I am Yahweh, and I will take you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians, and make you safe from their power, and will make you free by the strength of my arm after great punishments.
For on that night I will go through the land of Egypt, sending death on every first male child, of man and of beast, and judging all the gods of Egypt: I am the Lord.
Now these are the laws which you are to put before them.
And when your son says to you in time to come, What is the reason for these rules and laws and decisions which the Lord our God has given you?
But Adoni-zedek went in flight; and they went after him and overtook him, and had his thumbs and his great toes cut off. And Adoni-zedek said, Seventy kings, whose thumbs and great toes had been cut off, got broken meat under my table: as I have done, so has God done to me in full. And they took him to Jerusalem, and he came to his end there.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judging is like the great deep; O Lord, you give life to man and beast.
I will give you praise with an upright heart in learning your right decisions. I will keep your rules: O give me not up completely. read more. How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word. I have made search for you with all my heart: O let me not go wandering far from your teaching. I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you. Praise be to you, O Lord: give me knowledge of your rules. With my lips have I made clear all the decisions of your mouth. I have taken as much delight in the way of your unchanging word, as in all wealth. I will give thought to your orders, and have respect for your ways. I will have delight in your rules; I will not let your word go out of my mind. Give me, your servant, the reward of life, so that I may keep your word;
And I will be the judge of Moab; and they will see that I am the Lord.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, got money for his property, And kept back part of the price, his wife having knowledge of it, and took the rest and put it at the feet of the Apostles. read more. But Peter said, Ananias, why has the Evil One put it into your heart to be false to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? While you had it, was it not your property? and after you had given it in exchange, was it not still in your power? how has this purpose come into your mind? you have been false, not to men, but to God. And at these words, Ananias went down on the earth, and his life went from him: and great fear came on all who were present. And the young men went and made ready his body, and took it out, and put it in the earth. And about three hours after, his wife, having no knowledge of what had taken place, came in. And Peter said to her, Give me an answer: was this amount of money the price of the land? And she said, Yes, it was. But Peter said to her, Why have you made an agreement together to be false to the Spirit of the Lord? See, the feet of the young men who have put the body of your husband in the earth, are at the door, and they will take you out. And straight away she went down at his feet, and her life went from her: and the young men came in and saw her dead, and they took her out and put her in the earth with her husband.