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12 Bible Verses about Abuse, To God's People
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But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by people. Everyone who sees me mocks me;
they sneer and shake their heads: “He relies on the Lord;
let Him rescue him;
let the Lord deliver him,
since He takes pleasure in him.”
For I have endured insults because of You,
and shame has covered my face. I have become a stranger to my brothers
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons because zeal for Your house has consumed me,
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me.read more.
I mourned and fasted,
but it brought me insults. I wore sackcloth as my clothing,
and I was a joke to them. Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me.
Show us favor, Lord, show us favor,
for we’ve had more than enough contempt.
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious. He mocked the Jews before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, “What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?” Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, “Indeed, even if a fox climbed up what they are building, he would break down their stone wall!”read more.
Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.
“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook his robe and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.